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Masao Ueno

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Masao Ueno

Born: 1949

Hometown: Iiyama, Nagano

Lives and Works: Kamogawa, Chiba

 

Ueno Masao graduated from the Shibaura Institute of Technology with a degree in architecture and studied bamboo with Honma Kazuaki. Since the 1980s, he hasexhibited worldwide, installing outdoor pieces at the Grizedale Sculpture Park in England and the University of Zurich's museum park. In 1991, his work was included in "The 20th Contemporary Art Exhibition of Japan" at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art and Kyoto City Museum of Art. His work is part of the Ruth and Sherman Lee Institute collection.

The artist picks madake bamboo in the mountains of Japan, dyes and lacquers the material, and finishes with gold leaf and gold powder, a technique he adapted from traditional wood artists. Tinged in gold, his pieces transform with shifts in light. Many of his ideas are formulated using computer-assisted design software.

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twin bird by Masao Ueno
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twin bird

Masao Ueno

US$ 10,000

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twisted column by Masao Ueno
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twisted column

Masao Ueno

US$ 6,000

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Three transparent rectangles by Masao Ueno
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Three transparent rectangles

Masao Ueno

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Circle in the water by Masao Ueno
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Circle in the water

Masao Ueno

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swirl by Masao Ueno
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swirl

Masao Ueno

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Memories from the sea by Masao Ueno
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Memories from the sea

Masao Ueno

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Synchronized Ripple by Masao Ueno
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Synchronized Ripple

Masao Ueno

US$ 12,000

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Sleeping Dragon by Masao Ueno
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Sleeping Dragon

Masao Ueno

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