1990 ICA Philaphia
1990 Ihara Ludens Gallery
1993 Mizuma
1994 Art Tower Mito
1994 Mizuma Art Gallery
1995 Mizuma Art Gallery
1995 Painted Bride Art Center
1996 Hakodate Art Museum
1996 Ise Art Foundation
1997 Mizuma Art Gallery
1997 Mizuma Art Gallery
1998 ENSBA, Paris

Wounded Mother and Her Children

All pieces of the work, including scattered dust, have places to fit for returning to the original.

"There is no such thing as unnecessary fragments, nor useless fragments".

If they are re-assembled, it is a nature that becomes the original again.

In the same way,
Every one in "Creation" is a piece of "one" built into the function. There should be no unnecessary fragments, and there should be no fragments without a place to go.

There must be a place where everything fits in a large puzzle.
And anything is a piece of a large puzzle that keeps becoming an essential part of the mechanism. That I learned from my grandfather.

This work was born inspired by the catastrophe, large scale of earthquake hit, then Tsunami attacked in Tohoku, Japan, on March 11, 2011. This work is dedicated for the people who were shed home, people of deceased or missing, and with my missing relatives, friends' spirits. This is a message to all that they never varnished, yet they are one of those essential part of the mechanisms, they exist in different form in this world. Photo images adopted here is from my hometown Kamaishi, first emergency broadcast, Tsunami wave power, also from my sis's destroyed home after Tsunami.











It's All About The One Illusion

Hiroshi Kariya, born in Japan, is a New York based Sculptor and Meditation Creative. His diverse and playful artistic practice, which includes sculpture, painting and installation, explores the conceptual aesthetic of things through random encounters of materials, re-assembled situations and spatial relationships.


Kariya's art is based on the composition of "Sutra", sanskrit; meaning literally thread or string (to bind the pages of book), sacred code or measuring line. Kariya composed his Sutra, in three words "the now is”, his signature tool, the key element to focus that all is happening at the same moment; events, object, people, time, and whole universe.

These words are written millions of times on the works. Writings of three words, they convey an index, a sense of immediacy and the present tense, in which Kariya experiences the creation of each work.

It is to investigate the roots of code in our believing system between the illusion, and its reality through his component of the work.

It may, for the viewer to ponder "the" now is, the "now" is, the now "is".

Kariya has exhibited early year at the MOMA PS1 "Sound Show, special project: Meditation" 1979. Exit Art "Sutra", 1989. ICA Philadelphia "Sutra: One thing in everything: everything in one thing", 1990, then follows various institutions, museums and galleries.



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