Susumu Koshimizu was born in 1944 in Uwajima City, Japan, and graduated in sculpture from Tama Art University in Tokyo. He currently lives between Kyoto and Osaka. He is usually considered one of the principal exponents of the Mono-ha movement, which emerged in Japan during the 1960s and 70s. Over the course of his career, Susumu Koshimizu has worked mainly with natural materials like wood, iron, stone and paper, presenting them in unexpected circumstances and combining them with industrial materials. In the way he combines materials, he plays with contrast, exploring and exalting their characteristic elements. Through their (re)discovery, he encourages different ways of accessing a new and unexpected world.
Susumu Koshimizu’s most recent exhibitions were held at Gallery Yamaki Fine Art, Kobe (2015) and Blum & Poe, Los Angeles (2013). His work Perpendicular line 1 was shown in the exhibition “Prima Materia” (2013-15) at Punta della Dogana.