Noboru Tsubaki’s artworks include the sculpture, “Insect World: Grasshopper”, which gathered wide attention from its display at the Yokyohama Triennale, as well as “moonwalker”, taking Michael Jackson as its theme. At first glance his works may appear pop, yet each one offers a sharp take on social issues.
(As of March 2020)
1: “We’ll meet again 2020” 2019, HOW TOKYO BIENNALE exhibition
2: “We’ll meet again 2020” Artwork Image
3: “Insect World -Locust-” 2014, grounds of former Tokyo Denki University
Noboru Tsubaki (Contemporary Artist)
Born 1953 in Kyoto. Tsubaki completed his degree in fine art at Kyoto City University of Arts.
In 1989, he presented the artwork “Fresh gasoline” in “Against Nature: Japanese Art in the Eighties”, which brought him wide acclaim. In 1993, he participated in “Aperto” of the Venice Biennale. Major solo exhibitions include “Insect World – Grasshopper” shown at the Yokohama Triennale (2001), as well as those held at Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego – La Jolla (1992), Art Tower Mito (2003), The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto (2009), and Kirishima Open-Air Museum (2012). He has also directed and participated in many art festivals including the Setouchi Triennale “Hishio no sato + Sakateko Project – Relational Tourism” (2013), and AOMORI TRIENNALE 2017 and 2020. Tsubaki continues to serve as director of “ARTISTS’FAIR KYOTO”, which was launched in 2018.