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About G foundation

The G foundation collection, founded in 2021 by Mr. Tetsuyuki Oishi, has gathered over 700 artworks since its inception in 2008.

The name “G” symbolizes both its mathematical roots in Group Theory and its significance as a base point in cryptographic finite fields.

G foundationは、2021年に創設者の大石氏が収集してきた700点あまりの現代美術コレクションをもとに設立された財団です。名前の”G”の由来は、数学の群論で使われるGという文字から、また、暗号理論の有限体における生成点をさすGから取られています。

Our Strategy and Focus

Our collection focus is on three areas. i) the 70s – Mono-ha, ii) 80s-90s retrospective, and iii) Our generations (2000-)  including a large Micropop collection .

1) 70s Mono-ha. 

Mono-ha artists employ materials like stone, wood, clay, iron, cement, and everyday items, presenting them in their natural state with minimal alteration. Their work delves into the interconnectedness of objects, blurring the distinction between subject and object in artistic expression. This approach finds parallels in contemporary movements such as Arte Povera, Spohr/Schulfrath, and Anti-Form.

Our collection prominently features works by Kishio Suga, Noriyuki Haraguchi, and Koji Enokura:

  • Kishio Suga: Over 15 artworks, predominantly from the 1970s in paper form and 1990s installations.
  • Noriyuki Haraguchi: Notable pieces include several honeycomb structures and the acclaimed “Oil Pool” installation.
  • Koji Enokura: The collection showcases exquisite photographs, drawings, and prints depicting themes of wasted oil.

2) The Artistic Landscape of the 1980s and 1990s in Japan 

The 1980s and 1990s marked a transformative era between Mono-ha and Takashi Murakami’s Superflat movement.

This era was characterized by transition, marked by a diverse exploration of artistic expressions and the creation of numerous significant works. Capturing its essence in a single word proves challenging, yet our collection encapsulates its pivotal trends and innovations.

  • Japanese New Paintings: Artists like Shinro Ohtake emerged as pioneers of “new painting,” showcasing early works such as “Mr. Peanut” in our collection.
  • Neo-Expressionism: Yoko Matsumoto developed an academic form of neo-expressionism, bridging abstract expressionist roots with innovative approaches.
  • New Wave: This movement rejected direct modernist legacies, offering a new perspective and lighter atmosphere in artworks .
  • New Color: Inspired by Western photographers like William Eggleston and Stephen Shore, Kyoji Takahashi led the Japanese New Color movement, highlighting vintage prints from significant photo books.
  • Media Art: Masaki Fujihata pioneered media art by integrating the Internet and interactive elements, exemplified in our preserved works from that period.

3) Our Genarations

Our collection focuses on emerging artists born after 1975, aiming to showcase the brightest talents of our era. While not strictly bound by age, this criterion guides our selection process. We are committed to nurturing and highlighting the creativity and innovation of this younger generation, building a diverse and vibrant collection that reflects contemporary artistic trends.

Micropop Collection, the late 2000s

Our collection showcases over 50 notable works that exemplify the Micropop movement. These artworks reinterpret everyday objects and ideas, transforming them into nuanced reflections of contemporary culture. Artists in our collection employ a range of mediums and techniques to create thought-provoking pieces that challenge conventional perspectives.

  • Makiko Kudo’s collection spans from early Fauvist-inspired works to more dynamic compositions in later periods, reflecting a blend of dreams and reality.
  • Ryoko Aoki’s significant works, showcased at Documenta 12, are characterized by compositions that amalgamate small pictorial units into larger pieces.
  • Rei Sato’s collection features over 10 works where she applies a unique technique of printing photographs on canvas and then painting over them.
  • Atsushi Fukui, Nana Funo, and Midori Sato are also prominently featured artists in the gallery’s collection, contributing diverse perspectives and techniques.

Other High Lights

  • Elena Tutatchikova explores themes of imagination, walking, and storytelling, alongside the interaction between nature and humans across various regions.
  • Rokkaku Ayako employs a unique method of painting directly by hand on canvas and cardboard.
  • DIEGO is noted for his relaxed graffiti style, reflected in the collection’s large pieces.
  • Namonaki-Sanemasa / Taishi Urakawa stands out with works that potentially position him as a successor to the Superflat movement.
  • Alex Dodge’s collection showcases his refined artistic vision, while Pelonmi’s anonymous online presence contributes nearly 50 diverse drawings to the collection.

Artists

collection artists: 147 artists , 720 total works (as of April 2024)

* intensive collection

  • Adachi, Atsushi – 足立篤史
  • Ahamed Mannan *
  • Akahane, Fumiaki – 赤羽史亮
  • Alex Dodge *
    Amin Taasha
  • Anzai, Mayu – 安齋茉由
  • Aoki, Ryoko – 青木陵子 
  • Aoki, Yutaka – 青木豊 
  • Aono, Fumiaki – 青野文昭
  • Atari (Misumi Kou) – あたり(三隅幸) *
  • Ban, Chinatu -坂 知夏
  • BIEN *
  • Bryan Dooley
  • Chim↑pom
  • Christian Holstad
  • Daihara, Yoko – 䑓原蓉子
  • Danh Vo
  • DIEGO *
  • Elena Tutatchikova *
  • Enokura, Koji – 榎倉康二 *
  • Fujihata, Masaki – 藤幡正樹 
  • Fujimoto, Yukio – 藤本由紀夫
  • Fukui, Atsushi – 福井篤 
  • Funo, Nana – 風能奈々 
  • Gokita, Tomoo – 五木田智大 *
  • Higuchi, Akihiro – 樋口明宏
  • Haraguchi, Noriyuki – 原口典之 *
  • Haruki, Maiko – 春木麻衣子
  • Hasegawa, Jinta – 長谷川 迅太 *
  • Hikosaka, Naoyoshi – 彦坂尚嘉 *
  • Ikeda, Masuo – 池田満寿夫
  • Imai, Kei – 今井恵
  • Imai, Norio – 今井祝雄
  • Imamura, Fumi – 今村文 *
  • Imamura, Ryosuke – 今村遼佑
  • Ise, Katsuya – 伊勢克也 
  • Ishii, Amane – 石井海音 *
  • Ishikawa, Minako – 石川美奈子
  • Ishu Han – 潘逸舟 
  • Ito, Keiji – 伊藤桂司
  • Itokawa, Yurie – 糸川ゆりえ *
  • Iyanaga, Yuriko – 彌永ゆり子 *
  • Jo, Miki- 徐美姫
  • John Yoyi
  • JR 
  • Kadota, Mitsumasa – 門田光雅
  • Kagami, Ken – 加賀美健
  • Kanno, Ayumi – 菅野歩美
  • Kato, Ai – 加藤愛
  • Kato, Tsubasa – 加藤翼
  • Kawada, Nobuko – 河田展子 *
  • Kawakubo, Yoi – 川久保ジョイ *
  • Kim, Mitsuo – 金光男
  • Kimura, Shoma – 木村翔馬 *
  • Kinoshita, Riko – 木下理子 *
  • Kishi, Yuma – 岸裕真 
  • Kitagawa, Hiroto – 北川宏人 
  • Kobayashi, Kenta – 小林健太
  • Kudo, Makiko – 工藤麻紀子* 
  • Konishi, Noriyuki – 小西紀行
  • Koyama, Mayuko -小山真由子
  • Kuan Yun – 寬雲
  • Kumano, Kai – 熊野海
  • Kurita, Koichiro – 栗田紘一郎
  • Kuroda, Yasuaki – 黒田泰章 
  • Lee Kit – 李傑
  • LIMO
  • Matsumoto, Yoko – 松本陽子 *
  • Matsushita, Yuzuho – 松岡柚歩
  • Matsushita, Kazuki – 松下和暉
  • Mitsuka, Shinji – 三塚新司
  • Miyake, Saori – 三宅沙織 
  • Miyanaga, Aiko – 宮永愛子
  • Miyazaki, Kota – 宮崎浩太
  • Mohri, Yuko – 毛利悠子
  • Mori, Hiroshi – 森洋史
  • Nakamura, Kazumi -中村ー美
  • Nagai, Tomoko – 長井朋子 *
  • Nawa, Kohei – 名和晃平
  • Namonaki-Sanemasa – 名もなき実昌 *
  • Nishimura, Yusuke – 西村祐輔 *
  • Niwa, Yoshinori – 丹羽良徳 
  • Ob 
  • Ogata, Fumi – 緒方ふみ *
  • Oshiro, Natsuki – 大城夏紀
  • Osawa, Hal – 大澤巴瑠
  • Otake, Shinro – 大竹伸朗 *
  • Ozawa, Tsuyoshi – 小沢剛
  • Ozeki, Ryo – 尾関涼
  • Pelonmi – ペロンミ *
  • PHORNPHOP SITTIRUK
  • Rafaël Rozendaal
  • Rokkaku Ayako – ロッカクアヤコ *
  • Roslisham Ismail (a.k.a Ise)
  • Russel Maurice * 
  • Rute Merk  
  • RYCA
  • Saiki, Katsuhiro – 齋木克裕
  • Saito, Takumi – 齊藤拓未 *
  • Sasaki, Keisuke – 佐々木敬介
  • Sawada, Tomoko – 澤田知子
  • Sato, Midori – 佐藤翠 *
  • Sato, Rei – 佐藤玲 *
  • Sekine, Nobuo – 関根伸夫 *
  • Shi Jiayun – 石佳韵
  • Shibuya, Nana – 渋谷七奈
  • Shimode, Kazumi – 下出和美
  • Shooshie Sulaiman
  • Suga, Kishio – 菅木志雄 *
  • Sugita, Yohei – 杉田陽平 
  • Taguchi, Kazuna – 田口和奈
  • Takahashi, Kyoji – 高橋恭司 *
  • Takase, Kanna – 高瀬栞菜
  • Takatani, Shiro – 高谷史郎 
  • Takayama, Noboru – 高山登
  • Tim Barber
  • Tith Kanitha *
  • Tokunaga, Hiroko – 徳永博子
  • Tomosawa, Kotao – 友沢こたお
  • Toya, Makoto – 戸谷誠
  • Tsuchito, Fumika – 土取郁香
  • Tsumura, Kosuke – 津村耕佑
  • Tu Pei-Shih – 杜珮詩
  • Tuboyama, Hitoshi – 坪山斉
  • Uematsu, Keiji – 植松奎二
  • Uemura, Kanoko – 植村佳乃子
  • Urakawa, Taishi – 浦川大志 *
  • Umezawa, Kazuki – 梅沢和木
  • Wakabayashi, Naho – 若林菜穂 *
  • XU ZHEN
  • Yamada, Kohei – 山田康平 
  • Yamada, Shuhei – 山田周平 *
  • Yamaguchi, Koji – 山口幸士
  • Yamaguchi, Masato – 山口真人 *
  • Yamamoto, Ayaka – 山元彩香 *
    Yamamoto, Atsushi – 山本篤 *
  • Yamamoto, Kazuma – 山本和真*
  • Yamanaka, Yukino – 山中雪乃
  • Yamanouchi, Yosuke – 山ノ内陽介
  • Yamashita, Atsuko やましたあつこ
  • Yamatuchi, Kaori – 山口佳織
  • Yasuka, Goto – 後藤靖香
  • Yim Yen Sum*
  • Yokoyama, Mai – 横山真衣
  • Yonezawa, Shu – 米澤 柊 *
  • Yoshimoto, Naoko – 吉本直子
  • Yoshizawa, Mika – 吉澤美香 *
  • Yuasa, Eboshi -ユアサエボシ*
  • Zoncy

Exhibitions

Curated exhibitions:

Lending history:

Contact

We appreciate lending our works to public museums and institutions to exhibit.
For inquiries, please contact: gfoundation.mail@gmail.com

About Founder

Tetsuyuki Oisih (aka Mr. Bigstone) born 1975.
Tetsu has a deep knowledge of technology and finance, investing in startups, seed technology, arts, and architecture.
Previously, he was a strategy consultant at a global firm. Majored in computer science at Keio University (Tokyo).
He likes tranquility, hiking in backcountry, and climbing high mountains.

Collections Highlights

Kishio Suga 菅木志雄
周囲界 (1988)
Stone, glass, wood / 91.5 x 150 x h40cm
Noriyuki Haraguchi 原口典之
Oil Works (2000)
Steel, wasted oil / 3620 x 6020 x 180 cm
Koji Enokura 榎倉康二
Drawing B-22 (1981)
boiled oil, pastel on paper / 112.8 x 204 cm
Koji Enokura 榎倉康二
P.W.-No.40 予兆−海・肉体 (1972)
Gelatin silver print / 16.1 × 24.5 cm
Shiro Otake 大竹伸朗
Snowy Peanut (1982)
Painted on wooden board / 112.5 x 94 cm
Yoko MATSUMOTO 松本陽子
Descending Light II (1995)
acrylic on canvas / 250 x 200 cm
Mika Yoshizawa 吉澤美香
Ha – 15 (1990)
industrial pigment ink on plastic paper / 201.5 x 301 cm
Katsuya ISE 伊勢克也
Mighty Atom (1984)
Acrilic and grafite on paper / 1030 x 728
Kyoji Takahashi 高橋恭司
Christopher End, NYC (1992/1999)
Type C print / 300 x 240 mm
Masaki Fujihata 藤畑正樹
001_tmp (1989/2021)
NFT
Takatani, Shiro 高谷史郎
Topograph La chambre claire 3 (2013)
Giclee print, mounted on alpolic / 100cm x 100cm
Mr.
赤道(2002)
acrylic on canvas / 51.5 x 36.4 cm
Tomoko Nagai 長井朋子
the season that the world gets filled with gold (2008)
oil on canvas / 1615 x 1940
Tomoko Nagai 長井朋子
Theater house (2010)
oil, acrylic, glitter on canvas / 116.7 x 91 cm
Tomoko Nagai 長井朋子
Light (2014)
oil on canvas / 194.5 x 162 cm
Tomoko Nagai 長井朋子
A child and an owl and a gray cat sparkling on Sunday (2008)
Installation of 85 works, mixed media, dimensions variable.
Makiko Kudo 工藤麻紀子
Mama (2010)
oil on canvas /180 x 227 cm
Ryoko Aoki 青木陵子
Cross sight puzzle (2013)
pen, ink, and watercolor on paper (set of 66 drawings)
Rei Sato 佐藤玲
Reverse pistol (2012)
Photo print, acrylic, water-based paint on canvas / 910 x 1167
Funo, Nana 風能奈々
A Book without Pages (2009)
acrylic, oil on canvas / 162 x 162 cm
Midori Sato 佐藤翠
Walk-in closet (2009)
Acrylic on canvas / 227.3×181.8cm
Fuyuki, Atsushi 福井篤
Somnambulism (2009)
acrylic, ink on canvas / 1445 x 1620
Taguchi, Kazuna 田口和奈
I’m permeated by a particular thought (2008)
Gelatine Silver Print / 1115 x 910
Rokkaku, Ayako
Untitled (2021)
Acrylic on canvas / 72.7 x 91 cm
Elena Tutatchikova
After an Apple Falls From the Tree, There is a Sound (2014)
C print / 57.7 x 70.0 cm
Bryan Dooley
The last self help book (2015)
Plastic containers, water, effervescent vitamin D, underwater halogen lamp, transformer, automatic timber, Dimensions variable.
Tith Kanitha
Untitled (2018)
steel wire / 55 x 98cm
Alex Dodge
Heavy Weight (2020)
Oil on paper / 75×56cm
DIEGO
Running with ladders (2021)
acrylic, water-based aerosol on canvas / 250 x 162 cm
BIEN
GOONS FROM THE MOON (2021)
house paint, acrylic on shaped wood panel combined / 227.3 x 181.8 x 5 cm
Rute Merk
Nocturne Rokit I (2020)
oil on canvas / 200 x 115 cm
Taishi Urakawa 浦川大志
Untitled (2021)
Acrylic on Canvas
Namonaki-Sanemasa 名もなき実昌
untitled (graffitiiiiiiii!(๑>_<๑)) 2021
acrylic and gesso on cotton, mounted on panel / 1168×657 mm
Pelonmi ペロンミ
Yagiyama Story (2021)
pastel, acrylic, and pen on board / 530 x 420mm
Nsougi, Hiroyuki ⼆艘⽊洋⾏
Signed Poster (2016)
Oil, inkjet print on canvas / 120cm x 120cm
Yuasa, Eboshi ユアサエボシ
侵入するスペクトル (2021)
acrylic on canvas / 162 x 227.3 cm
Yamada, Shuhei 山田周平
Kamikaze(2013)
Lamda print, set of 64 works / each 270x383mm
Kannno, Ayumi 菅野歩美
The Untrodden Tour (2021)
Video 24 min. 30 sec.
Kimura, Shoma ⽊村翔⾺
Virtually Unswimming (2020)
VR, Head mount display, dimentions variable.
Yamamoto, Ayaka 山元彩香
Untitled (2016)
C-print, mounted on aluminum / 100 x 100 cm
Niwa Yoshinori 丹羽良徳
Transporting Puddle A to Puddle B (2004)
Viedo 10’53 min
Chim↑Pom
気合100連発 (2011)
2 channel video 10’30 min
Isu Han 潘逸舟
Memory of each other (2010)
Single channel video 6min 35sec
John Yuyi
Tinder Match (2016)
Archival pigment print on Epson metallic paper (set of 5 works) / each 90 x 60 cm
Danh Vo
2.2.1861 (2009〜)
Last letter of Saint Theophane Venard to his father before he was decapitated copied by Phung Vo

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