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I'm a visual artist, who works mainly in the mediums of site-specific installations,  sculptures and photographs. I attempt to express the notion of boundaries, and the quiet unknown world lying beyond lived experiences. My visual investigations represent inseparable yet opposite ideas - interior and exterior, sanctity and secularity, eternity and demise. I use straight thin steel and cut glass to make my work. The hard, cold, reflective and fragile properties of steel and glass possess defining characteristics. These materials are cut, welded, inlaid, combined together and installed to create large-scale sculptural forms that are seamlessly integrated into the venues of each work. By exploiting the environmental and architectural features of the spaces in which they are presented and in addition to the innate qualities of the materials, my work generates a strong sense of tension lying at the boundary between the known world and what lies beyond it.

 

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境界をテーマにガラスと鉄を組み合わせたインスタレーション、彫刻を制作しています。対照的な内と外、聖と俗、此岸と彼岸の境界に在る緊張感を通じて、静謐な無常観を表現できればと希っています。硬質な鉄と、脆く壊れやすいガラスを組み合わせた時に生まれる強いコントラストは、対比と両義性を想起させ、テーマの境界へと繋がります。境界を象徴するモチーフを用い、橋の此方と彼方、門の内と外、階段の下と上、実体と影、光と闇、見えるものと見えないものの反転、転換と融合を視覚化したいと考えています。

またこの数年旅する機会がたくさんありました。静けさを感じる心象風景ーNowhere / 匿名の場所を留めたいと思い、撮影しています。

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