Exhibition Susumu Shingu, The Breath of Here – The Water of There, 2024, Galerie Jeanne Bucher Jaeger, Marais, Paris
© Hervé Abbadie, Courtesy Jeanne Bucher Jaeger, Paris-Lisbon

At the Jeanne Bucher Jaeger gallery, a century-old space at the bottom of a courtyard, around thirty drawings and kinetic sculptures, moving works by the Japanese artist Susumu Shingu, are displayed. It was a trend in vogue in the 1950s, led by artists such as the Athenian Takis or the Venezuelan Soto.

Let's return to Susumu Shingu: After studying calligraphy and painting at the Tokyo Fine Arts School, he flew to Italy, eager to deepen his knowledge of Renaissance art. It was the meeting with Kageki Minaki, President of the Osaka shipyards and art lover, which would be decisive for the future.

Exhibition Susumu Shingu, The Breath of Here – The Water of There, 2024, Galerie Jeanne Bucher Jaeger, Marais, Paris
© Hervé Abbadie, Courtesy Jeanne Bucher Jaeger, Paris-Lisbon

Susumu Shingu confided to him his desire to work with movement without having any knowledge of engineering. In 1970, Minaki suggested that he return to Japan for the Universal Exhibition which was held in the suburbs of Osaka. He offers him a workshop and the collaboration of his team of engineers.

For more than forty years, our almost ninety-year-old has been creating sculptures of wind, water and light. Its high-tech materials, Corten steel, stainless steel, aluminum and honeycomb, carbon fiber, Teflon, give its work the necessary lightness and precision.

Exhibition Susumu Shingu, The Breath of Here – The Water of There, 2024, Galerie Jeanne Bucher Jaeger, Marais, Paris
© Hervé Abbadie, Courtesy Jeanne Bucher Jaeger, Paris-Lisbon

Like Leonardo da Vinci who greatly inspired him, Shingu produced a large number of drawings and preparatory sketches. We can see some of them during this exhibition, as well as its cultures animated by fans or water mixing.

It is also a work of play of light and shadow since the sculptures are projected onto the white walls. Contemplate one of these works for a quarter of an hour and you will feel calm returning to you. A great moment of fantasy and well-being.

Until July 20, 2024.

« Breath from here, Water from there »
Jeanne Bucher Jaeger Gallery

5 Rue de Saintonge, 75003 Paris
Tuesday to Friday from 10 p.m. to 19 p.m.
Saturday from 11 a.m. to 19 p.m.
Closed Monday and Sunday
Tel: +01 42 72 60 42

Exhibition Susumu Shingu, The Breath of Here – The Water of There, 2024, Galerie Jeanne Bucher Jaeger, Marais, Paris
© Hervé Abbadie, Courtesy Jeanne Bucher Jaeger, Paris-Lisbon

Text: Valérie Rodrigue

03.04.24

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