Walking through the circle to the circle
Scaffolding net, steel, block, gum hose, polyester yean, ink, paper, nail, green plastic grass, plastic tie, MDF, acrylic plate, concrete block, dog tape, bubble wrap, green artificial grass.
I am interested in the relationship between the materials of everyday life and the abstraction of art.
I am trying to find abstract integrity in practical materials.
On the one hand the list of materials I am interested in are the ‘ugly’ industrialised substances that enclose us: fencing, plasterboard, plastic grass, steel profiles, scaffolding, breeze blocks, ventilation piping, rough cut lumber, plastic sheeting, PVC curtains, MDF, security lighting, suspended ceilings, polystyrene blocks and on and on...
On the other hand I am interested the phenomena produced by these materials: degrees of opacity, different warmths, enclosures, reflections, echoes, coloured lights, and on and on...
We get up in the morning, get out of the MDF bed, open the nylon curtain, go to the false stone kitchen worktop, go to the silicone jointed bathroom. We leave our houses and walk on the tarmac pavement, and go to our PVC and polystyrene work interiors. We go back home.
This project is the first time I have been working directly with materials like this. I have been interested in scaffolding netting since I was studying architecture in Japan. I was more fascinated by the temporary scaffolding netting than the building underneath. I am working now with the possibilities of this ephemeral material itself.
I have been interested in those daily use materials that I couldn’t use directly into art. For me, making work is far from our daily life. But I wanted to be closer between daily life and the art.
This time, I use the circles. The first idea is about walking through the different spaces in daily life. Now it becomes exploring from the circler space to another circular space. One circle is complete form. When there are several circles, they are related with each other.
These are the test pieces for the circular structure. I found the steel is so thin and strong, but also so soft like clay. The plastic hoses used for the cables are more flexible and light. I found interesting these materials have own nature that is required and made by human. I feel the possibility these materials have own natures can become another form like this. I would like to play with these materials to make the work of art.
Green artificial lawn
These silkscreen prints are made from artificial lawn. This is also my research how the industrial materials are changed with another form.
There are material books that I mentioned before, and process sketches. I found the abstract contemplate spaces at Marrakech in Morocco. I subconsciously find the contemplate spaces in daily life. I want to make a relationship between my daily life experience and abstraction art experience.