Selected Works

Manabu Hasegawawas born in 1973, in Tokyo, Japan.

Hasegawa creates real to life three-dimensional works using pencil and paper. With the theme of ‘weapons’ pistols and automatic rifles are displayed as if they are in a gun shop. Get up close to the artworks to see that the shading is achieved using lead pencil on paper. One of the attractions of these works is that they look both three-dimensional and also like a flat picture.

The insides are hollow so the serious atmosphere associated with them being weapons is only superficial. If you imagine crushing them you realise that they would smash into pieces in one go. Because the fragility of Hasegawa’s artwork it is fleeting one cannot help but feel affection for it.

EDUCATION

2000 
Graduated from Tama Art University

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015
‘M60’ | TEZUKAYAMA GALLERY
‘VOLTA 11’ | MARKTHALLE, Basel

2010
‘Yashima’ | Megumi Ogita Gallery, Tokyo

2004
‘Exhibition’ | Tatsuno Museum of Art, Nagano

2002
‘Exhibition’ | FADs Art Space, Tokyo

2000
‘Exhibition’ | Gallery FRESCA, Tokyo
‘Exhibition’ | Sudo Art Museum, Toky

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017
ART in PARK HOTEL TOKYO 2017 | PARK HOTEL TOKYO, Tokyo

2014
‘New Visions of the West’ | Whitespace Contemporary, America
ART ASPEN 2014 | America

2013
ART SAN DIEGO | America

2012
ART SHOW BUSAN | South Korea
SOFA | New York
ART STAGE SINGAPORE | Singapore
‘XYZ’ | Megumi Ogita Gallery, Tokyo

2011
SOFA | Chicago
PULSE | Los Angeles
KIAF | South Korea
ART TAIPEI | Taiwan
ART FAIR KYOTO | Hotel Monterey Kyoto, Kyoto
ART STAGE SINGAPORE | Singapore

2010
Taro Okamoto Award for Cont. Art | Taro Okamoto Museum

2005
Casoria International Contemporary Art Museum | Italy

2002
Tatsuno Museum of Art | Nagano

2001
Kirin Art Award | Tokyo/Osaka/Nagoy

AWARDS

2012
SOFA New York | Best Artwork in Show

2010
13th Taro Okamoto Award for Contemp. Art | Special Prize

2001
Kirin Art Award 2001 | Excellence Award Second Runner-up