Bemis Center For Contemporary Arts

Hajime Mizutani

Kanagawa, Japan
October 17, 2005 – January 16, 2006

Through his art, Hajime Mizutani seeks to express the energy that shapes mankind as natural phenomena. To this end, he seeks to share energy with others through his artwork, which largely consists of delicate paper-based sculptures and installations. In reflecting on his work, the artist says: “Humans see ‘something’ by letting an image of an object into their brain and collating it with fragments of stored memories and experiences that have accumulated throughout their lives. Various fragments of memory together lead them to recognize what the object is. The act of seeing is completed once a meaning is applied to the object.” Mizutani earned both a BFA and MFA from Tama Art University in Japan. In 2003, the artist was selected in the Hachiouji City YUME Museum Art Competition in Tokyo and received the Kinin Art Award. Most recently, Mizutani was a resident at the Aomori Contemporary Art Centre, and his work has been reviewed in INAX ART NEWS.

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