Naotaka Hiro “Subterranean & Wanderer”

Brennan & Griffin

poster for Naotaka Hiro “Subterranean & Wanderer”
[Image: Naotaka Hiro "Untitled (A Cuddle)"(2019) Acrylic, graphite, grease pencil and crayon on wood 42 x 58 x 2 in.]

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Brennan & Griffin presents Subterranean & Wanderer, an exhibition of new works by Naotaka Hiro.

For the past decade, Hiro has used his own body as a point of departure in sculpture, video, painting and drawing. This exhibition debuts a new series of paintings on wood panels. These works explore new elements, materials and processes in Hiro’s ongoing examination of his own body’s form and the inherent limitations and potentiality of its reach and knowability.

In these works on panel, as well as in two brightly hued bronze sculptures and two large paintings on unstretched canvas, Hiro maintains a continuing process wherein his body’s position and movements within, around and upon materials drives his mark making. Moving from underneath, atop, above and within the panels, bronze and canvas, Hiro utilizes a process that evokes the itinerant nature of the body and unifies the inherent opposing states of action / inaction and subconscious / conscious by painting, drawing, carving and sculpting.

Naotaka Hiro (b. 1972, Osaka, Japan) lives and works in Los Angeles. He received his Master of Fine Arts from the California Institute of the Arts in 2000.
Recent notable exhibitions include: Made in L.A. 2018, The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA, Breaking the Waves, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL (2018), Protuberances, LAXART, Los Angeles, CA (2016), A Modest Proposal, Hauser & Wirth, New York, NY (2016) and RSVP Los Angeles: The Project Series at Pomona, Pomona College Museum of Art, Claremont, CA (2015). Brennan & Griffin, New York, NY (Solo 2013, 2016, 2017, forthcoming 2019), Mirror Effect (2015) and Men in LA: Three Generations of Drawers: Naotaka Hiro, Paul McCarthy, and Benjamin Weismann (2014), The Box, Los Angeles; Misako & Rosen, Tokyo (Solo 2015, 2008, 2007).

Museum collections include: MoMA, New York, The Whitney Museum, New York, MOCA, Los Angeles, The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, The Santa Barbara Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Barbara, CA.



from September 07, 2019 to October 20, 2019


Naotaka Hiro

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