Shinroku Shimokawa

1979    born in Tokio / JAPAN
Since 2011 lives and works in Stuttgart

2003 B.F.A. in Sculpture, Tokyo University of the Arts
2005 M.F.A. in Sculpture
2007 Assistant, at Tokyo University of the Arts
2015 Diploma Fine Arts, State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart

Exhibitions (selection):
2019   Solo exhibition "Vorübergehendes Stehen" ("temporary standing")/ Kunstverein Brackenheim
         Solo exhibition "Licht und Wind" ("Light and Wind") / Scholarship district Esslingen / Plochingen
         Sculpture cycle path Osterburken / Osterburken
2018  Special Exhibition / Darmstädter Sezession, Darmstadt
2017  "ortung- X" ("location-X")/ Schwabach
2016  "What's your conceptual continuity?" / Kunstverein Gästezimmer, Stuttgart
         "hauptsache skulptur" Exhibition for Secession Prize / Darmstädter Sezession, Darmstadt
2015  Dozentenausstellung / International Dresden Summer Academy, Dresden "Partnership" / Hemsbach
         Diploma exhibition / Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart, Stuttgart
         Klangstein / Hermann-Lenz-Höhe, Stuttgart
2014  "Experiment Landschaft" ("Experiment Landscape") / Herrenwies
        "Panta Rhei" 2nd Sculptor Symposium in Dettelbach / Dettelbach
        "In Bewegung" ("On the Move") Art at the Ziegelhütte / Darmstädter Sezession, Darmstadt
2013  "Vision of Stone Sculpture 2013" / Museum of Contemporary Sculpture, Tokio
        "gemeinsamunterwegs" ("together on the way") 46th International Sculpture Symposium Krastal, Krastal, Austria
2012  Tennenloher Kunstförderpreis 2012, 1st prize / Tennenlohe
         Art for Crailsheim/ Crailsheim
2011  Symposium Norge 2011 / Larvik, Norway
2009  "Sculpture- Blues and LowBlow" / Chinretsukan Gallery, The University Museum of Tokio University of the Arts, Tokio
2008  "the landscape in sculpture - Veried Meetings" / The Ueno Royal Museum Gallery, Tokio
2007  Einzelausstellung / Gallery SEIHOU, Tokio
2005  "SPRING BOARD 2005" / Break Station Gallery, Tokio
2004  Mugla University International Marble Sculpture Symposium/ Mugla, Türkei 

Project for Peccia (summary):
I have come up with a timetable for my stay in Peccia. This will give a structure to my days from May to October during which time I will work on various topics. Each monthly theme revolves around the stone in all its facets, working with stone such as grinding for example. Further, I treat the timelessness of the stone and the temporary breaking of this resistance. Another topic is the game with reality and matter. This is where the medium of light comes into play and also performing interventions with stone. Furthermore, local resources and sources of inspiration should of course be included. At the end of each month, the result or process is shown. Together with other artists, I would like to work on the facets of stone sculpture and engage in a discourse on contemporary sculpture. Stone is a very classic medium. One of my artistic concerns is to use the stone further in contemporary art today, here and now, and to generate something new with the seemingly timeless.