About

Hidetaka Suzuki

Hidetaka Suzuki was born in Hokkaido, Japan in 1986 and completed the Master of Fine Arts, Oil Painting Course at Musashino Art University in 2014. He is currently based in Tokyo.

Consistently focusing on the theme of “reality and fiction” in his work, he pursues painting expression while actively incorporating technology.

His solo exhibitions include Solaris / PTT Space (Taipei, 2024), HIDETAKA SUZUKI SOLO EXHIBITION / ACKERMAN CLARKE (Chicago, 2023), Hallucinations / Edel Assanti (London 2023), Entity / biscuit gallery (Tokyo, 2022), and Absence of both / Second 2. (Tokyo, 2021).

He has participated in other group exhibitions and art fairs in New York, Miami, Hong Kong, Belgium, and Spain, and in recent years has continued to present his work around the world.

 

“I resonate with Hidetaka Suzuki’s quote about image-making and its function—he says, ‘Our future is woven from these fragments.’ Perceiving painting as a subjective glimpse, each of his works seems to occupy a space somewhere between the mundane and the uncanny: the cross-eyed pigeon, the hairy neck of a Geisha, or aggressive fire coming out of an ordinary stove. The brushwork of his paintings is tender and playful, as if subtly reminding you not to forget the absurdity of our own existence, but with a dose of love and care.”
Emilia Yin / Curator and the founder and director, Make Room Los Angeles

“Hidetaka Suzuki’s figurative paintings depict uncanny, transient fragments of everyday life that blur the boundaries between reality and fiction. Luxuriating in their absence of context and thematic dissociation from one another, his paintings are unified by their soft focus and wistful colour palette. Suzuki’s paintings are translated from found online images, rendered in a distinct, horizontally vibrating brushwork that assumes a conceptual effect equivalent to pixels on a screen, drawing our attention to the mediation of his subject matter. The ongoing series of Untitled paintings draws their compositions from AI-generated images, an interest that stems from Suzuki’s professional experience working as a programmer. These images are treated with equivalence to his other source imagery, which include crops of intimate anonymous family scenes, still lifes and portraits, further frustrating our ability to differentiate between original and copy, truth and fiction. Informed by the texture and ephemerality of digital images, Suzuki’s works vacillate between the virtual and the resolutely painterly, addressing technology’s capacity for appropriation with art historical modes of reproduction. Stripped of their contexts and cropped beyond recognition, these scenes are suspended between evocations of a before and after, as though severed from a lost sequence residing in someone’s memory, or on an unidentified hard drive.”
BY Edel Assanti

“Hidetaka Suzuki stands out for his technical ability and purposefully minimal compositions. The oil painting medium, known for its hyperrealistic tendencies and its technical difficulties, makes up for an interesting contrast to Suzuki’s choice of radically simple subject matter. Whether it’s red peppers, such as in Red Basket, or a half-cut lemon, such as in Bomb, the viewer is left wondering what made these items so special for the artist to dedicate time to paint them. Suzuki doesn’t speak, he suggests.”
BY Sophie Arni / Curator

Contact

Mail : hdtk04[at]gmail.com


[Education]

2014

MFA, Oil Painting Course, Musashino Art University, Tokyo

2012

BFA, Oil Painting Course, Musashino Art University, Tokyo

[Solo Exhibitions]

2024

Solaris / PTT Space, Taipei

2023

Bird and Mirror / biscuit gallery, Tokyo

Hallucinations / Edel Assanti, Online

HIDETAKA SUZUKI SOLO EXHIBITION / ACKERMAN CLARKE, Chicago

2022

Entity / biscuit gallery, Tokyo

2021

Aberrating Surface / WHYNOT. TOKYO, Tokyo

Absence of both / Second 2., Tokyo

2015

light house vol.10 planed by Seiji Amashige, Hidetaka Suzuki
“What you wanted to see was surely what I would like to see” / switch point, Tokyo

[Group Exhibitions]

2024

Opening Exhibition / Hunsand Space, Shijiazhuang

Objecting Reality / WOAW GALLERY, Hong Kong

Emotional Intelligence II / polina berlin gallery, New York

ECLECTIC! / Mees-Van De Wiele Galerie, Gent

2023

Group exhibition / scroll.nyc, New York

「grid2」/ biscuit gallery, Tokyo

Opening exhibition / Mees-Van De Wiele Galerie, Gent

2022

WHAT CAFE × WHYNOT.TOKYO EXHIBITION / WHAT CAFE, Tokyo

The Rise of Inside / Artsy, Curated by Eve Leibe gallery, ARTSIN SQUARE, Online

The Space Between / LONDON PAINT CLUB, Online

CROSSROADS / WHAT CAFE, Tokyo

「grid」/ biscuit gallery, Tokyo

2021

EMERGENCE / RISE ART Soho gallery, London

TOGETHER THROUGH PAINTING / LONDON PAINT CLUB, Online

estate / ZEIT-FOTO kunitachi, Tokyo

2018

ookk/puzz-le / FARO Kagurazaka, Tokyo

ASSEMBLY – HIDTAKA SUZUKI + YUKI HAYASHI – / AWAJI Cafe & Gallery, Tokyo

2017

startbahn presents 「Fujisantenβ」 / AWAJI Cafe & Gallery, Tokyo

2016

Morning Star #01 / NANZUKA, Tokyo

2014

Graduation Works Exhibition / Musashino Art University, Tokyo

genuine | original / Art Center Ongoing, Tokyo

2013

Shell Art Award Exhibition / The National Art Center, Tokyo

2012

Graduation Works Exhibition / Musashino Art University, Tokyo

2011

SapporoMirai 10th Exhibition / Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art

2009

GEISAI#13 / Kaikai Kiki studio Miyoshi, Tokyo

[Art Fair]

2024

New Art Dealers Alliance New in York 2024 from ACKERMAN CLARKE

2023

New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) fair in Miami from ACKERMAN CLARKE

Contemporary Art Now Fair 2023 from Cob gallery

Art Fair Tokyo 2023 from biscuit gallery

2022

New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) fair in Miami from ACKERMAN CLARKE

[Awards]

2013

Shell Art Award 2013

2009

Golden Acrylics prizes / GESIAI#13

[Press & Publications]

2024

Floorr Magazine issue 32

2023

ArtMaze Magazine ISSUE30-31

2022

ArtMaze Magazine ISSUE29

Support Magazine #3

Friend of The Artist Volume 15

London Paint Club “The Space Between” Exhibition Catalogue

2021

ArtConnect’s Artists to Watch ’21

Artsin Square Interviews

Contemporary art issue

Tique asks six questions

London Paint Club “TOGETHER THROUGH PAINTING” Exhibition Catalogue

Foundwork Guest Curators Program, Selected BY Emilia Yin


鈴木 秀尚

1986年北海道生まれの鈴木秀尚は、2014年に武蔵野美術大学大学院造形研究科修士課程美術専攻油絵コースを修了。現在は東京を拠点に活動をしている。

一貫して「現実と虚構」を制作のテーマにしており、テクノロジーを積極的に取り入れながら絵画表現を追求している。

主な個展に、Solaris / PTT Space (Taipei, 2024)、HIDETAKA SUZUKI SOLO EXHIBITION / ACKERMAN CLARKE (Chicago, 2023)、Hallucinations / Edel Assanti (London, 2023)、Entity / biscuit gallery (Tokyo, 2022)、Absence of both / Second 2. (Tokyo, 2021) などがある。

その他ニューヨーク、マイアミ、香港、ベルギー、スペインなどのグループ展、アートフェアにも参加し、近年は世界各地で発表を続ける。

 

“鈴木秀尚の言う「私たちの未来はこの断片から紡ぎだされる」という言葉に共感します。絵画を主観的なまなざしとする鈴木の絵画は、日常と不気味さの狭間にあるようです。彼の絵は優しく遊び心があり、まるで私たち自身の存在の不条理さを忘れないように、しかし愛と配慮を込めてさりげなく気づかせてくれるかのようです。”
Emilia Yin / Curator and the founder and director, Make Room Los Angeles

“鈴木秀尚の具象絵画は、現実と虚構の境界を曖昧にする、日常生活の不気味で儚い断片を描いている。文脈の不在とテーマが互いに切り離されていることに惹きつけられる彼の絵画は、ソフトフォーカスと切ない色彩によって統一されている。彼の絵画は、拾い物のオンライン・イメージから発見され、水平方向に振動する独特の筆致で描かれる。その筆致は画面上のピクセルに相当するコンセプチュアルな効果をもたらし、私たちの注意を主題の媒介に引きつける。 現在制作中の「Untitled」シリーズは、AIによって生成された画像から構成されている。これらの画像は、匿名で親密な家族の情景や静物、肖像画などを切り取った他の画像と同等に扱われ、オリジナルとコピー、真実と虚構を区別することをさらに拒否している。 デジタル画像の質感と儚さに影響された鈴木の作品は、バーチャルと絵画的なものの間で揺れ動き、テクノロジーの流用能力と美術史的な複製様式に取り組んでいる。文脈から切り離され、認識できないほどトリミングされたこれらのシーンは、誰かの記憶、あるいは正体不明のハードディスクに保存された失われたシークエンスから切り離されたかのように、以前と以後の喚起の間で宙吊りにされている。”
BY Edel Assanti

“鈴木秀尚は、その技術力と意図的に簡素化したコンポジションで傑出している。油絵という画材はそのリアリスティックな傾向と技術的な難しさで知られているが、鈴木の選ぶ過激でシンプルな題材は油絵というメディウムと興味深い対比となっている。Red basketのような赤ピーマンであれ、Bombのような半分にカットされたレモンであれ、見る側は作家が時間をかけて描くほどこれらのアイテムが特別なものであるのかどうか疑問に思うことだろう。彼は語ることをせず、絵の中で示唆をする。”
BY Sophie Arni / Curator

2014

武蔵野美術大学大学院造形研究科修士課程美術専攻油絵コース 修了

2012

武蔵野美術大学造形学部油絵学科油絵専攻 卒業

[個展]

2024

Solaris / PTT Space, 台北

2023

鳥と鏡 / biscuit gallery, 東京

Hallucinations / Edel Assanti, Online

HIDETAKA SUZUKI SOLO EXHIBITION / ACKERMAN CLARKE, シカゴ

2022

Entity / biscuit gallery, 東京

2021

収差する表面 / WHYNOT. TOKYO, 東京

Absence of both / Second 2., 東京

2015

light house vol.10 天重誠二企画 鈴木秀尚 “あなたが見たかったものは、きっと私が見たいものだろう” / switch point / 東京

[グループ展]

2024

Opening Exhibition / Hunsand Space, 石家荘市

Objecting Reality / WOAW GALLERY, 香港

Emotional Intelligence II / polina berlin gallery, ニューヨーク

ECLECTIC! / Mees-Van De Wiele Galerie, ゲント

2023

Group exhibition / scroll.nyc, ニューヨーク

「grid2」/ biscuit gallery, 東京

Opening exhibition / Mees-Van De Wiele Galerie, ゲント

2022

WHAT CAFE × WHYNOT.TOKYO EXHIBITION / WHAT CAFE, 東京

The Rise of Inside / Artsy, Curated by Eve Leibe gallery, ARTSIN SQUARE, オンライン

The Space Between / LONDON PAINT CLUB, オンライン

CROSSROADS / WHAT CAFE, 東京

「grid」/ biscuit gallery, 東京

2021

EMERGENCE / RISE ART Soho gallery, ロンドン

TOGETHER THROUGH PAINTING / LONDON PAINT CLUB, オンライン

estate / ZEIT-FOTO kunitachi, 東京

2018

ookk/puzz-le / FARO Kagurazaka, 東京

ASSEMBLY – 鈴木秀尚 + 林勇気 – / AWAJI Cafe & Gallery, 東京

2017

startbahn presents 「富士山展β」 / AWAJI Cafe & Gallery, 東京

2016

Morning Star #01 / NANZUKA, 東京

2014

平成25年度 武蔵野美術大学卒業・修了制作展 / 武蔵野美術大学, 東京

genuine | original / Art Center Ongoing, 東京

2013

シェル美術賞展 / 国立新美術館, 東京

2012

平成23年度 武蔵野美術大学卒業・修了制作展 / 武蔵野美術大学, 東京

2011

第10回サッポロ未来展 / 北海道立近代美術館, 北海道

2009

GEISIAI#13 / Kaikai Kiki 三芳スタジオ, 東京

[アートフェア]

2024

New Art Dealers Alliance New in York 2024 from ACKERMAN CLARKE

2023

New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) fair in Miami from ACKERMAN CLARKE

Contemporary Art Now Fair 2023 from Cob gallery

Art Fair Tokyo 2023 from biscuit gallery

2022

New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) fair in Miami from ACKERMAN CLARKE

[受賞]

2013

シェル美術賞 入選

2009

ゴールデンアクリリック賞 / GESIAI#13

[Press & Publications]

2024

Floorr Magazine issue 32

2023

ArtMaze Magazine ISSUE30-31

2022

ArtMaze Magazine ISSUE29

Support Magazine #3

Friend of The Artist Volume 15

London Paint Club “The Space Between” Exhibition Catalogue

2021

ArtConnect’s Artists to Watch ’21

Artsin Square Interviews

Contemporary art issue

Tique asks six questions

London Paint Club “TOGETHER THROUGH PAINTING” Exhibition Catalogue

Foundwork Guest Curators Program, Selected BY Emilia Yin