Dominique Lutringer was born in France. Having been fascinated by Japanese culture since adolescence, He moved to Japan in the nineties. He primarily works with flat surfaces, and his work ranges from colourful pieces with an emphasis on dynamic shapes to a monochromatic series. In recent years, he has presented many works that fuse Japanese aesthetics with contemporary minimalism. This allows him to express different notions, such as the simple aesthetics using straight lines and blanks, the sensitivity towards change and imperfection, the aspiration towards harmony with nature.
Dominique Lutringer’s work can be understood as metaphors of culture and nature. His simple and refined artworks, composed of straight lines and multiple layers of delicate texture, are characterized by the quiet rhythms and the restrained use of colors, which demonstrate his unique perspective on Japanese aesthetics.The artworks emphasize the singular repetition of lines and patterns, which embodies the aesthetic encounters between the viewers and the artworks.The artist seeks to perfect the idea of simplicity and to eliminate the unnecessary, to return to the essence of things.
National University of Singapore Associate Professor Head,
Division of Industrial Design School of Design and Environment
Born in France Moved to Japan
B.F.A L'école supérieure d'art d'Aix-en-Provence
Selected Solo exhibitions
2020 Frederick Harris Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2018 AiPHT/Art in PARK HOTEL Tokyo Japan
2017 "Monochrome Landscape"
Tezukayama Gallery, Osaka, Japan
2014 "Line and Territory"
Tezukayama Gallery, Osaka, Japan
2013 Hankyu Art Gallery, Osaka, Japan
2010 Galerie Petit Bois, Osaka, Japan
Hankyu Art Gallery, Nishinomiya, Japan
Hankyu Art Gallery, Osaka, Japan
2009 Daimaru Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2008 Galerie Petit Bois, Osaka, Japan
2007 Daimaru Art Gallery, Kobe, Japan
Selected Group exhibitions
2019 Group Exhibition Volta Basel, Switzerland
Group Exhibition Art Osaka 2019, Japan
2009 100th Anniversary of Michelin guide book’
Musée d’Orsay, Paris, France
Workshop - Residency - Event
2020 Showa Elementary and Junior High School, Tokyo
"Artist in Residence" Teachers Training, Workshops,
2019 Laurent Perrier Japan: 4 paintings for an evening
Art Hotel Osaka and Laurent Perrier Japan
Workshop | Tomio Daisan Elementary, JHSchool Nara
"A new approach in the art teaching methodology"
Workshop | Saho Elementary school, Nara
"Art teaching methodology, teachers training
2018 Workshop | Hiroshima Kake Educational Institution
" A new approach in the art teaching methodology"
Artist residency, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, USA
2017 - 2018 - 2019 Jury member - Osaka Art Stream, Japan
2012 Workshop | National University of Singapore
"Neoplasticism and the movement De Stijl"
2012 Four French artists created 200 art pieces
"Four artists for Tohoku”
2010 Speaker contributor "Les journees de l'architecture"
2007 Workshop | Kindai University, Osaka, Japan
Selected commission works
2019 Beams Co, Ltd, Tokyo Japan
The Ritz Carlton, Osaka, Japan
Art Hotel Osaka Bay Tower
2018 Timbers Kauai art program Hawai
commissionned by Eaton Fine Arts, USA
Beams Co, Ltd Tokyo, Japan
Livnex Co, Ltd, Tokyo, Japan
2015 The Westin Miyako, Kyoto, Japan
2011 The Ritz-Carlton, Osaka, Japan
2008 The Westin Miyako, Kyoto, Japan
The Screen design hotel, Kyoto,Japan
2006 Four Points By Sheraton Perth, Australia
2005 Four Seasons Hotel at Marunouchi, Tokyo
The Westin Miyako, Kyoto, Japan
2003 Nagaoka Co., Ltd. Osaka, Japan
Dojima Hotel, Osaka, Japan
2002 Lotte Hotel Seoul, South Korea
2000 The Ritz-Carlton, Osaka, Japan
Intercontinental Trading Corp.Tokyo