‘the other sun’ by jacob hashimoto bamboo, paper, dacron, acrylic, cotton thread courtesy the artist and ronchini gallery photo by michele alberto sereni

ronchini gallery in collaboration with studio la città present the first solo show in the UK of new york-based artist jacob hashimoto. the site-specific installation entitled ‘the other sun’ is composed of hundreds of small paper kite elements which are a signature of the american born artist. these delicate components are made using traditional kite-making techniques whereby paper is adhered to bamboo frames of varying sizes. the resulting individual parts are strung together and suspended from parallel dowels, arranged into a larger layered, sculptural landscape which looms above the viewer. the cloud-like forms, employ both solid colored and patterned ‘kites’ which provide a pictorial quality to the dense overall network at hand. working across the intersection of painting and sculpture, abstraction and landscape, the pieces hashimoto creates generate a dialogue between spatial considerations of sculpture and that of the illustrative devices of painting.

jacob hashimoto: the other sun at ronchini gallery ‘the other sun’ by jacob hashimoto bamboo, paper, dacron, acrylic, cotton thread courtesy the artist and ronchini gallery photo by michele alberto sereni

jacob hashimoto: the other sun at ronchini gallery ‘the other sun’ by jacob hashimoto bamboo, paper, dacron, acrylic, cotton thread courtesy the artist and ronchini gallery photo by michele alberto sereni

jacob hashimoto: the other sun at ronchini gallery ‘the other sun’ by jacob hashimoto bamboo, paper, dacron, acrylic, cotton thread courtesy the artist and ronchini gallery photo by michele alberto sereni

jacob hashimoto: the other sun at ronchini gallery ‘the other sun’ by jacob hashimoto bamboo, paper, dacron, acrylic, cotton thread courtesy the artist and ronchini gallery photo by michele alberto sereni

jacob hashimoto: the other sun at ronchini gallery ‘the other sun’ by jacob hashimoto bamboo, paper, dacron, acrylic, cotton thread courtesy the artist and ronchini gallery photo by michele alberto sereni

jacob hashimoto: the other sun at ronchini gallery ‘the other sun’ by jacob hashimoto bamboo, paper, dacron, acrylic, cotton thread courtesy the artist and ronchini gallery photo by michele alberto sereni

jacob hashimoto: the other sun at ronchini gallery ‘the other sun’ by jacob hashimoto bamboo, paper, dacron, acrylic, cotton thread courtesy the artist and ronchini gallery photo by michele alberto sereni