yasuaki onishi unites rope, glue and crystals for vertical emptiness
yasuaki onishi unites rope, glue and crystals for vertical emptiness yasuaki onishi unites rope, glue and crystals for vertical emptiness
mar 08, 2014

yasuaki onishi unites rope, glue and crystals for vertical emptiness

yasuaki onishi unites rope, glue and crystals for vertical emptiness
(above) vertical emptiness (volume of strings), 2014
all images courtesy yasuaki onishi





using rope, glue and crystallized urea, japanese artist yasuaki onishi has used his trademark materials, mediums and textural application in the creation of an immersive sculptural installation. the suspended ropes that comprise ‘vertical emptiness (volume of strings)’ forms mesh bowl falling from the ceiling, on which onishi drips hot glue. a thin, glue line connects from the ground to the roof, with shimmering crystallized urea fixed along the fragile lines. the empty gallery space is filled with an amalgamation of gravity, time, action, heat and crystallization. the ethereal work has been recently exhibited as a part of ‘in search of critical imagination‘ at the fukuoka art museum, japan.


video courtesy of kuroyanagi takashi

visitors to the exhibit examine the thin strands of glue

ropes hung from the ceiling are covered with dripping hot glue

a mesh of crystalized glue

crystallized urea forms shapes on the surface of the floor


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