Profile: KAZ Shirane

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About KAZ Shirane : [Design Concept] I create "imaginary" through space design using by a simple operation. [Designer=User] Those who uses this space become the designer. I think the concept of the basis of common scene, such as PLAN, SECTION and ELEVATION, becomes invalid. I call this space“momentary space”, it has never completed . It is like a“cloud” floating with people behaviors. People have various“motions”and“emotions”in a daily life. I hope these our motions and emotions are mirrored in a our life (space). I suggest such as an“Emotional space”. My success is to create the space where become richer by people moving freely.
STATEMENT OF ART:
空の間 I am considering about what “nothing” means. My studio’s interest is creating “a space without function”. A space around us have been covered by lots of functional or meaningful space now. I doubt this situation. Whether are they really needed more? My firm believes a space without function become trigger in this era.

ORGANIZATION:
KAZ Shirane

EDUCATION:
2007, Architecture, BA, Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo/Japan
2014- MA, Architecture, Tricontinental Master’s Degree in Integrated Architectural Projects, Universidad European de Madrid, Madrid/Spain

EXPERIENCE:
KAZ Shirane(Masakazu Shirane) is an artist / space designer based in TOKYO, recognized for its work in architecture, interior design, and spatial art. Since I graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts and Universidad Europea de Madrid where I majored in architecture, I have worked in several architectural offices in Tokyo, London, China.

MIXED EXHIBITIONS:
2016, "Light Origami", iLight Marina Bay2016, Singapore
2016, "Light Origami", Canal Convergence2016, Arizona/USA
2015, "Light Origami", Vivid Sydney2015, Sydney/Australia
2014, "WINK SPACE", Tokyo Design Week2014, Tokyo/Japan
2014, "WINK SPACE", Meet D3, Dubai/UAE
2014, "WINK SPACE", SIG, Oklahoma City/USA
2013, "WINK SPACE", Kobe Biennale 2013, KOBE/Japan

EVENTS:
2016, "Light Origami", iLight Marina Bay2016, Singapore
2016, "Light Origami", Canal Convergence2016, Arizona/USA
2015, "Light Origami", Vivid Sydney2015, Sydney/Australia
2014, "WINK SPACE", Tokyo Design Week2014, Tokyo/Japan
2014, "WINK SPACE", Meet D3, Dubai/UAE
2014, "WINK SPACE", SIG, Oklahoma City/USA
2013, "WINK SPACE", Kobe Biennale 2013, KOBE/Japan

AWARDS:
2015, Winner, German Design Awards 2016 (German Design Council, Munich, Germany)
2014, Silver A'Design Award & Competion in Arts, Crafts and Ready-Made Design Category
2014, Bronze prize, Design For Asia Award (Hong Kong)
2014, Winner, Iconic Awards 2014 (German Design Council, Munich, Germany)
2014, CS Design Award, The 18th CS Design Awards 2014 (Japan)
2014, Honorable mention, The 7th IDA International Design Awards (Los Angels, USA)
2014, DSA Award 2014, The Japan Design Space Association (Japan)
2013, encouragement prize, KOBE BIENNALE 2013, -Art in a Container International Competition Kobe/Japan
2012, DSA award*DSA: The Japan Design Space Association, Tokyo/Japan
2012, 2nd prize , 23rd International biennale INTERIEUR 2012, Kortrijk / Belgium
2008, 1st prize, ENDO Lighting Corporation Furniture competition 2008
(July: Toyo Ito, Taku Sato, Kazuko Fujie, Yoshiki Hishinuma, Tomoharu Makabe), Tokyo/Japan
2008, Finalist, MUJI Design Award, Tokyo/Japan

PRESS APPEARANCES:
2016  Book    Nanotecture:Phaidon Press(London, UK)

2015  Book    Watch Out! : Sandu Publishing(Hong Kong)

2015  Book    LIQUID SPACE : Gestalten (Berlin, Germany)

2015  Book  Scholastic Art Magazine (New York)

2015  Magazine  mondo*arc (Mondiale Publishing, London)

2015  Magazine  Interiors (Magna Publishing, India)

2015  Magazine  CONDE (Taiwan)

2015  Magazine  Azure magazine (Canada)

2015  Magazine  Texworld (Paris, New York, Istanbul)

2015  TV     BS4 (Japan)

2014  TV     NTV (Japan)

2014  TV     Discovery channel -Daily Planet- (Canada)

2014  TV     NHK (Japan)

2014  Book    Annual of Space Design in Japan 2013 (Japan)

2014  Magazine  build (Germany)

2014  Magazine  Art Desk magazine (Oklahoma city, USA)

2014  Magazine  e-Magazine (Netherland)

2014  Magazine  BranD magazine (Hong Kong)

2014  Magazine  U magazine (Hong Kong)

2012  Book    Annual of Space Design in Japan 2013 (Japan)

BOOKS:
2012, published, Annual of Space Design in Japan 2013 -Displays, Signs & Commercial Spaces-, Japan
2014, published, Annual of Space Design in Japan 2015-Displays, Signs & Commercial Spaces-, Japan
2016  Book    Nanotecture:Phaidon Press(London, UK)
2015  Book    LIQUID SPACE : Gestalten (Berlin, Germany)

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Japanese (Native), English (Advanced)

COMPUTER LITERACY:
Abobe Illustrator, photoshop, indesign, vector works, rhino, grasshopper, Auto CAD, Revit

COURSES, SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS::
Workshop/ transform painting, Center for Visual Arts
South Mountain High School, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

HOBBIES:
Hot spring & climbing mountain

WEB SITE:
http://kaz-shirane.net/

PORTFOLIO URL:
http://kaz-shirane.net/

REGISTRATION DATE:
2014-01-27 13:57:24

COUNTRY:
Japan

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Professional

Awards received by KAZ Shirane


Wink Space

Silver A' Design Award Winner for Arts, Crafts and Ready-Made Design Category in 2013
Masakazu Shirane + Saya Miyazaki for Kobe Biennale 2013 Committee
Light Origami Art Installation

Golden A' Design Award Winner for Arts, Crafts and Ready-Made Design Category in 2015
KAZ Shirane for Kaz Shirane

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