Teruhisa Suzuki (1956, Shizuoka, Japan)

About Teruhisa Suzuki

Japanese artist Teruhisa Suzuki works with nature in natural surroundings, and his huge structures give temporary added value to the surrounding countryside. These units enter into dialogue with their natural surroundings, most of which is unspoilt scenery, but they can also be places where natural disasters or other catastrophes have occurred.

Visitors enter large-sized shelters, which are often made out of local materials, and participate in an interplay of light, colour, sound and movement. Teruhisa works with candlelight and firelight as well as natural light, and he uses all kinds of transparent materials. His most recent works mainly focus on experiencing daylight in relation to our immediate surroundings.

His art works trap the light in all kinds of different ways. Teruhisa uses pinholes, paper and cloth to project or filter light in his structures, and visitors’ perceptions are put to the test because it always seems as if something in his work is changing.

This Japanese artist is internationally renowned and has set up projects in many cities including Tokyo, Osaka, Nice, Prague, Hiroshima and Auvers-sur-Oise.


About the art work

Rolling Gate
This is on land belonging to the Bolhuis family, Noordpolder 7, Warffum.
On the underside of the dike.

Japanese artist Teruhisa Suzuki has created an art work in the shape of a big conical shell for the Kerstvloed 1717 Art Route. This is located in a meadow belonging to the Bolhuis family, Noordpolder 7, Warffum. The sculpture is made out of dismantled wooden vegetable crates that the artist obtained from Koop Landbouw in Usquert. The steel construction is made by Ron Caspers’ metal workshop and smithy in Warffum. (http://www.roncaspers.nl/) This art work is a reminder of the huge amounts of debris - cars, boats, trees and other objects - caused by a tsunami. Instead of regarding the materials as waste, you can recycle it in unique ways. Visitors can enter Rolling Gate to experience  art work from the inside.  The incidence of light and the sounds heard in the surroundings, especially the ones produced by natural sources such as wind, rain and birds, make our sensory perceptions complete.

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