katsumi hayakawa: architectural paper sculptures katsumi hayakawa: architectural paper sculptures
nov 16, 2011

katsumi hayakawa: architectural paper sculptures

‘floating city’ by katsumi hayakawa, 2011 paper, glue, glitter, wire 183 x 80 x 60 cm image © katsumi hayakawa

exploring the notion of urban density and the natural collection of architecture, japanese artist katsumi hayakawa creates three-dimensional landscapes out of paper and glue. the finished pieces are initially read as a whole – a pulsating arrangement of regular shapes and volume – then as an assemblage of individual components that make up the holistic sculpture. together, systems of patterns and motifs emerge from the collective.

painstakingly hand-crafted piece by piece, hayakawa plays with the compositional idea of void vs. solid in the careful presentation of his work. while examining the impression of architectural density, the pieces maintain the delicate nature of the material at hand.

‘floating city’ detail image © katsumi hayakawa

‘floating city’ detail image © katsumi hayakawa

‘covered image0 by katsumi hayakawa, 2011 paper, glue, gouche, ink-jet printing 33 x 25 cm image © katsumi hayakawa

‘covered image’ – detail image © katsumi hayakawa

‘transcolor 2’ by katsumi hayakawa, 2011 paper, glue, gouche, ink-jet printing 25 x 33 cm image © katsumi hayakawa

‘transcolor 3’ by katsumi hayakawa, 2011 paper, glue, gouche, ink-jet printing 65 x 50 cm image © katsumi hayakawa

‘code blue’ by katsumi hayakawa, 2011 paper, glue, pencil, vinyl chloride 33 x 25 cm images © katsumi hayakawa

‘hakomono 3’ by katsumi hayakawa, 2010 paper on paper 46 x 51 cm image © katsumi hayakawa

‘hakomono 3’ – detail image © katsumi hayakawa

‘traffic blue line’ by katsumi hayakawa, 2011 mixed media 86 x 116 cm image © katsumi hayakawa

‘traffic blue line’ – detail image © katsumi hayakawa

‘reflection’ by katsumi hayakawa, 2010 mixed media 30 x 21 cm images © katsumi hayakawa

‘permutation’ by katsumi hayakawa, 2011 paper, glue, gouche image © katsumi hayakawa

‘permutation’ – detail image © katsumi hayakawa

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