Artfile: Mariko Sugano

based in Tokyo

Works in the mediums of painting, printing, artist books, and in collaboration with sound artist "yxetm+ (Yurihito Watanabe)". Lived and worked in Düsseldorf, Germany, on a fellowship from Japanese Culutural Affairs 0ct.2001 to Sep.2002. Contributed to an illustrated page of David Toop's "Haunted Weather" (Serpent's Tail, 2004) with an original drawing.(see below)

official site


exhibition view


(solo show 2009 in Gallery Kobayashi, Ginza, Tokyo)

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The Gate

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detail (from the right part of “The Gate”)

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detail (from the central part of “The Gate”)

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Cycle of the Moon

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Pomegranates

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Everlasting Thought

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Kodama(spirit of tree)

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Grand Basin

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Sacred Birds

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Nostalgia

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Whirlwind

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exhibition view

(solo show "PARADEISOS-enclosed garden" Apr.2007 in Gallery Kobayashi, Ginza, Tokyo)

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gardeners

(making a garden; sowing seeds; watering; pruning or cutting the tree which is growing up from its own heart 2007; acrylic, pigment, Japanese paper on canvas; 194.0x130.3cm)

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longtail

(fighting against its own tail; each has another face and life 2007; acrylic, pigment, Japanese paper on canvas; 194.0x130.3cm)

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balance

(two heads putting on decorative helmets and their one body; a violent hand and a suffering hand; sleeping people, a musician and an acrobat 2007; acrylic, pigment, Japanese paper on canvas; 194.0x130.3cm)

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misstep

(falling down; demolition of fountain; blindfolded people, wandering 2007; acrylic, pigment, Japanese paper on canvas; 194.0x130.3cm)

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family tree

(fighting against its own tail; a tree of life 2007; acrylic, pigment, Japanese paper on canvas; 145.5x145.5cm)

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haunted weather

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wild rose

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