White Noise

ホワイトノイズ
白噪音
白噪音
화이트 노이즈

FUKUSHIMA, Hideko

福島 秀子
福岛 秀子
후쿠시마 히데코

1959
Oil on canvas
130.5×92cm


An abstract painting which won worldwide acclaim in the 1950s.

1950年代に世界的に評価された抽象絵画
1950年代贏得世界高評價的抽象畫
1950年代赢得世界赞誉的抽象画
1950년대에 세계적으로 평가 받은 추상회화


Amidst the silver canvas filled with large and small circles that look as if they have been stamped, supple arcs run through. Fukushima Hideko was acclaimed for her series of compositions with circles and lines like this work in the late 1950s.
Soon after World War II, Fukushima took part in a summer course on modern art organized by Japan Avant-garde Artists’ Club, where she met Kitadai Shozo and Yamaguchi Katsuhiro. Her younger brother and composer, Fukushima Kazuo, and his friends, Akiyama Kuniharu and Takemitsu Toru, joined them to form Jikken Kobo. Fukushima Hideko took part in this group and presented works in which art, music, and poetry were integrated.

Having won high praise from Michel Tapié, the leader of Art Informel, from 1957 onwards, Fukushima submitted her works to major Art Informel exhibitions in Japan and abroad. These works demonstrated struggles among strokes, circular stamps, and intersecting lines, which expressed intense psychological turmoil.