Kōji Enokura

Kōji Enokura (Tokyo, 1942 - 1995) was a Japanese artist. The first part of his career is characterised by his afflilation with the Mono-ha group, a Japanese movement comprising of artists who, though working in different ways, shared a predilection for natural and industrial materials, and explored the interaction between man and his surrounding space. In 1971, at the youth Biennale in Paris, Enokura built a wall with cement blocks located between two pines about eight metres from each other: one of his famous ‘ephemeral interventions’, which were documented in photographs. During the 1980s and 90s, he progressed towards sculpture and painting, often combining both within the same work.

Recent exhibitions dedicated to his work include those held at Tokyo Publishing House, Tokyo (2015), Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo (2015), and Blum & Poe, Los Angeles (2013). His works were exhibited at Punta della Dogana in the exhibition “Prima Materia” (2013-15).