Eisaku Ando Exhibition / Eisaku ANDO “MASS and SPIRIT”

20 September – 9 November, 2019

“The world must be made from within” – these words, spoken by Eisaku Ando, are reflected in the simple carved forms of this exhibit, allowing one to see the sculptures resulting from the life energy from within coming to the surface. Ando carves their sculptures as one would chop a tree with a hand axe; the countless fine yet powerful pieces of bark are also a distinct characteristic of Ando.

Take this opportunity to peruse the sculptures that display the Ando that came to be after studying the art for years, all the while experiencing the 3.11 disaster and life during the evacuation, the new life that followed, and being award with the 28th Hirakushi Denchu Award in 2017 and the 10th Enku award at the Enku Grand Awards in 2019.


« Le monde doit être créé de l’intérieur »

Ces mots d’Eisaku ANDO se retrouvent dans les formes simples de cette exposition. Ces sculptures sont une expression de l’énergie de la vie qui s’agite sous la surface.

Ando sculpte comme on coupe un arbre : à la hache. Chaque nouvelle marque à la surface de la sculpture participe à créer une nouvelle écorce qui est typique de ses oeuvres.

Cette expression est l’aboutissement d’un long apprentissage de l’art et de son expérience du Grand Tremblement de Terre du Tohoku qui l’a forcé à évacuer et refaire sa vie ailleurs.

Il a récemment reçu le 28ème Prix Hirakushi Denchu (2017) et le 10ème Prix Enku lors du Grand Prix Enku en 2019.




*Special Thanks to Shohei YASHIMA.

exhibition date

20 September – 9 November, 2019, 11:00 – 13:00, 14:00 – 19:00

at Galerie Grand E’terna (3 Rue de Miromesnil 75008 Paris, France.)

*Gallery will be closed on Sundays.

opening reception

19 September, 2019, 18:30 – 21:00

installation views
works exhibited

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