This exhibit will feature Ushio Shinohara’s newest Boxing Paintings and, for the first time in New York, exhibit his monumental ”Motorcycle Sculpture”
Ushio Shinohara was born in Tokyo in 1932, just when Japan was about to enter an age of great change. This was a time when many of the youth were questioning the accepted cultural norms and many young artists were exploring new artistic forms. In 1957, Shinohara organized the “Neo Dada” group, one of the most radical avant-garde collectives in postwar Japan.
Ushio Shinohara’s work is in the permanent collection of many notable museums including; Tokyo Metropolitan Museum; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Nagaoka; Toyota City Museum; National Museum of Art, Osaka; and the Yokohama Museum to name a few. His work was also owned by Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns.
Shinohara has been invited to perform his action-painting in such places as the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo; The Museum of Modern Art in Kanagawa, Japan; the “Et l’Art Se Met Au Monde Prologue Pour La Biennale” at the Institut d’Art Contemporain Frac Rhone-Aipes / Nouveau Musee, Villeurbanne; the Getty Museum in LA; and Ethan Cohen Fine Arts “Action Painting Battle” exhibition in 2006. Shinohara was featured in the seminal 1994 Guggenheim exhibition and publication “Scream Against the Sky” curated by Alexandra Munroe. In 2008 Shinohara had a featured exhibition at the Toyota Municipal Museum of Art in Aichi Japan, and in 2009 was included in the Seattle Art Museum’s exhibition “Target Practice: Painting Under Attack 1949-78”. In June 2009, Shinohara work was invited as a special exhibition at the HOT ART FAIR in Basel, Switzerland and was awarded the Curator’s Choice.