MARUEIDO JAPAN is pleased to announce that it will hold an exhibition by Tomomi Hanzawa called Note. Tomomi Hanzawa creates unique sculptural art which is focused on the origins of paper. She uses the raw materials for paper, which is made from the pulp of plant fibers, and takes that pulp to build up layers to create a solid object. Hanzawa creates three dimensional works by applying Japanese paper making techniques. Last year, in the atrium gallery of the Pola Museum of Art in Hakone, her ambitious installation “The Histories of the Self” featured an eye-catching exhibition collection of hundreds of artworks focused on one subject. As could be seen at that exhibition, Hanzawa continues to confront both paper and herself, and she is pursuing the creation of art like a form of note-taking to record her own reflections at all times.Her “Note” series, which also the title of this exhibition, are artworks that consist of paper pulp layered on metal meshes. These artworks simultaneously unite the metallic strength of metal meshes which have characteristics that repel people, and the softness of paper.They are artworks which integrate time and records, and that ask questions of the viewer standing in the exhibition space, and who are looking at the art as if it is a modern monument. We would be delighted if you could take this opportunity to visit our gallery, and experience the work of a very unique artist.
Note 内呂博之（ポーラ 美術館学芸員）
Hiroyuki Uchiro (Curator, Pola Museum of Art)