Mamoru Abe

1954 Born in Tokyo
1974-78 Tokyo University of Education, BA
1978-80 Tokyo University of Fine Arts and Music, MA
1989-90 Royal College of Art, PEP Diploma,
supported by The British Council
1995 The School of the Art Institute of Chicago,
Visiting Artist by Chicago Artists International Program
1998 Researching in Architectural Association
School of Architecture (UK)
2000-01 Visiting Professor of University of Oxford,
The Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art
2009 Guest Artist of Bergen Arkitekt Skole (Norway)
2010 Assessor of Bergen Arkitekt Skole (Norway)

Professor of Fukuoka University of Education, Fine Art

In my steel works, "fire" occupies a special existence greatly.
I think that it is not exaggerating to say I have been taught the essence of steel, by fire.
The shape of my works are created and obtained from the use of fire and the instantaneous association with steel and the body.
This extremely momentous process with fire is, rather than by thoughts of the head, entirely governed by the circuit of thoughts from the flesh, which the all power from the entire body focuses on.