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KANTO

“Noda Hiroji: 1981-2011″

THE NATIONAL ART CENTER, TOKYO

by Henry Wong

Staff Writer

Hiroji Noda is well-known for his experimental painting techniques, which over his 30-year career evolved to include using raised forms and folded or sewn fabric to give his work a 3-dimensional aspect.

This retrospective brings together more than 140 of his paintings — from early works that garnered him much attention as a young artist, through various experimental phases and ending on more recent thematic combinations of works; Jan. 18-April 2.

The National Art Center, Tokyo; (03) 5777-8600; 7-22-2 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo; Nogizaka Station, Chiyoda Line. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Fri., till 8 p.m.). Closed Tue. and March 21, open March 20. www.nact.jp