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Lydia Okumura explores geometric abstraction through sculptures, installations, and works on paper. As a young artist born to Japanese parents in São Paulo, Okumura first became interested in art by seeing the work of her father, a prominent calligrapher. She was also inspired by the Japanese art magazine Bijutsu Techou, as well as Minimalism, land art, and Brazilian Concretism and Neo-Concretism. She created the first Conceptual art show in Brazil with her fellow students at the SESC Vila Nova after witnessing similar movements in North America and Japan. Okumura later moved to New York, where she collaborated with Sol LeWitt on his Minimalist wall drawings. She relies on basic materials like string, glass, and paint to explore how lines, planes, and shadow can work together. “Geometry is an intelligent way to express the concept of multi-dimensionality, an aspect of the truth of life,” she once said.

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Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2020
Standing PointsPiero Atchugarry Gallery
DIMENSIONS OF REALITY: FEMALE MINIMALThaddaeus Ropac
2018
SituationsMuseum of Contemporary Art
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Cube 1,2,3, 1984

Stainless steel wire mesh
30 × 30 in
76.2 × 76.2 cm
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London , Paris, Paris-Pantin, Salzburg, Seoul
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Lydia Okumura explores geometric abstraction through sculptures, installations, and works on paper. As a young artist born to Japanese parents in São Paulo, Okumura first became interested in art by seeing the work of her father, a prominent calligrapher. She was also inspired by the Japanese art magazine Bijutsu Techou, as well as Minimalism, land art, and Brazilian Concretism and Neo-Concretism. She created the first Conceptual art show in Brazil with her fellow students at the SESC Vila Nova after witnessing similar movements in North America and Japan. Okumura later moved to New York, where she collaborated with Sol LeWitt on his Minimalist wall drawings. She relies on basic materials like string, glass, and paint to explore how lines, planes, and shadow can work together. “Geometry is an intelligent way to express the concept of multi-dimensionality, an aspect of the truth of life,” she once said.

Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Selected exhibitions (3)
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