Photo by Nash Baker
Onishi uses plastic sheeting and black hot glue to create a monumental, but still delicate form that appears to float in space. In using these simple materials, he is able to successfully meditate on the nature of the void, and non-space.
The process that he calls ‘casting the invisible’ involves draping the plastic sheeting over stacked cardboard boxes, which are then removed to leave only their impressions.
Visitors can walk in and out of the thoughtful space, observing how the simplest qualities of light and shape change. Made of basic materials, Onishi’s installation is able to carry the visitors to a world of purity and serenity.
The artist will create a unique installation for JOYCE Gallery and will also showcase paintings.
Yasuaki Onishi was born in 1979 in Osaka, Japan, where he continues to live and work. He studied sculpture at the University of Tsukuba and Kyoto City University of Arts in Japan. He has had solo exhibitions throughout Japan as well as USA and Europe.