Hiroshi Fuji

Hiroshi Fuji Born in 1960 in Kagoshima, Japan. While grappling to find his "artistic expression," he joined the Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers in 1986 and lived in Papua New Guinea for two years, teaching at the National Arts School. There, he witnessed a feeble, shabby-looking dog which was a just weak animanl. However, it stood up against a wild hog to springe it for a ceremony. The dog's transformation shocked and impressed Fuji. He established his artistic concept as "ways of transforming existences (thoughts) that are not valued by society into special existences." Since returning to Japan, he has continued his creative work with "local resources, appropriate technology, and collaborative relationships (expression through materials acquired on the spot, using methods suitable for the place, with people present at the time)" for community-based art projects. His "kaekko" project offers a space for children to trade toys with each other, and for creating new pieces based on the collected toys.
Now Towada Art Center director.
B.A., Kyoto city university of arts
M.A, Kyoto city university of arts
The Museum of Modern Art Wakayama, Japan
Takahashi Collection
Fukuoka Art Museum,Fukuoka
Artist website
Mori Yu Gallery

Exhibition images


Hiroshi Fuji - Untitled (T002)
Untitled (T002)
by Hiroshi Fuji
Hiroshi Fuji - Black Insect Bird 2011
Black Insect Bird 2011
by Hiroshi Fuji
Hiroshi Fuji - Red zoids Bird 2011
Red zoids Bird 2011
by Hiroshi Fuji
Hiroshi Fuji - Untitled (T016)
Untitled (T016)
by Hiroshi Fuji
sold out
Hiroshi Fuji - IFH-GT
by Hiroshi Fuji
sold out
Hiroshi Fuji - giraffe tower 2010
giraffe tower 2010
by Hiroshi Fuji
Hiroshi Fuji - no title
no title
by Hiroshi Fuji
Hiroshi Fuji - Happy Ring - Tiger
Happy Ring - Tiger
by Hiroshi Fuji
sold out
Hiroshi Fuji - Happy Ring - White Cat 8
Happy Ring - White Cat 8
by Hiroshi Fuji
sold out

Related Topics

Interview with Yuichi Mori, gallerist of Mori Yu Gallery
Dec. 05, 2012
Mr. Mori is a tall, gentle-mannered gallerist with a discerning eye. He defines fine art as objects that appear between artists and physical objects or sceneries. The artists he represents are dynamic but some what humorous at the same time. We asked how him developed his perception towards art. Read More >>
New Arrival: Hiroshi Fuji, Collecting tons of toys showed the power of continuity
Nov. 09, 2012
we brought 4 new works by Hiroshi Fujii to Azito collectors. Looking at each birds carefully, you will notice that they are made of toys such as swords, propeller, caps and airplanes. These toys were given by kids and we would like to share the story behind it.Read More >>
Hiroshi Fuji “Where have all these toys come from?” at 3331 Arts Chiyoda
Oct. 30, 2012
Enormous number of toys were brought to created this view. They don't look like toys anymore but like color palette. It was his solo show focusing on his long time project "Kaekko (= exchanging)" and how these toys could get together. When you continue anything for a quite long period, it will become an enormous power. He has proven that fact.Read More >>
New Arrival: Hiroshi Fuji's happy ring series
Aug. 10, 2011
Tigers are making a circle and look like dancing. This is an artwork created by Hiroshi Fuji, combining each tiger brought from children through the project called "Kaekko (swap)". Read More >>
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