18.10. – 01.12.2005
Hiroshi Sugito
Solo exhibition at Arndt & Partner, Zurich

In anticipation of the large-scale solo presentation of Hiroshi Sugitos at Arndt & Partner Zurich scheduled for next spring, we show a selection of various individual works from the last ten years in the Galerie 2 at Arndt & Partner Zurich.
Hiroshi Sugito’s are among those who play with the tightrope walk between figuration and abstraction. Miniaturized objects, many of which are shown as outlined shadows only, hover in front of extensive sketches of picturesque spaces and encourage the viewer to interpret them as poetic traces of memories, phantastic tales, or dreams.Among the recurring motifs in his pictures there are curtains at the left and right hand side that transform the space of the painting into a theatre stage. This is what happens in the biggest and most important work in the exhibition „The Show“, 1996: here, countless tiny flying objects appear on the stage but they refuse to be deciphered in narrative terms.
Hiroshi Sugito (*1970) lives and works in Nagoya, Japan. Apart from the big solo exhibition „Over the Rainbow“(together with Yoshitomo Nara) at the Pinakothek in Munich and the K21 in Duesseldorf, recent presentations of his works include, for example, the solo exhibitions at Tomio Koyama, Tokyo, at Marc Foxx ,Los Angeles, at Fortes Vilaca, Sao Paulo, and at Nicole Klagsbrun, New York. Sugito took part in groupexhibitions, among others, at the Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, at the Tokyo Opera City Museum, and at the Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art.