Christian Hidaka

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Christian Hidaka (Noda, Japan 1977) studied Fine Art at Winchester School of Art and the Royal Academy Schools, London. He lives and works in London. Christian Hidaka's paintings use landscape to create an imaginary world. This imaginary world is not of our world but is perhaps the representation of another non existent world. Rather than idealising it, nature in Hidaka's work is depicted as limitless and unfolding. There is a focus on three types of space- deserts, mountains and caves. In the deserts can be found sites activated by actions, narratives and signs. In the mountains the viewers eye bounces and reverberates across the picture plane, between mountain peaks, multiple horizons, waterfalls and mist. The cave entrances can be found in the mountains and deserts leading to uninhabited spaces. Hidakas' images alienate themselves from traditional modes of landscape depiction: without a homely place of reference the viewer is left to wander in an alien world to explore possibility rather than impossibility.

Selected exhibitions include a solo show at Synagogue de Delme, France, in 2012, Walking Through..., MUDAM (Luxembourg) and Polemically Small, Torrance Art Museum (USA) in 2011, Elements of Nature, The Weisman Art Museum (California, USA) and Eat Me-Drink Me, The Goss-Michael Foundation (Dallas, Texas, USA) in 2009, The Future Lasts a Long Time, Le Consortium (Dijon, France) and Ideal Worlds, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt (Germany) in 2005.

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Bohème Fantasque

 May 2013

art press

Modernité à vol d'oiseau

 January 2013

Libération

Expo Ward, tout en subtilités

 April 2010

Flash Art International

Ideal Worlds : New Romanticism in Contemporary Art

 July 2005

Frieze

FRIEZE : Selected paintings

 November 2003

The Observer Magazine

The Art of Zen

 May 2003

Carnet

the New Saatchi

 April 2003

TELEGRAPH MAGAZINE

Adventures in Saatchiland

 March 2003

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Balanced Rock / Waterfall at the Top of the River

April 2011

English
Texts by Yves Brochard, David Waterworth, Roger McDonald
209 x 296 mm
24 pages
softcover


ISBN 978-0-9559713-1-0
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