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An image of Rose by SUDA Yoshihiro

SUDA Yoshihiro

(Japan 1969 – )

Title
Rose
Place of origin
Japan
Year
2004
Media categories
Sculpture, Installation
Materials used
wood painted with mineral pigments
Dimensions

30.0 x 30.0 x 20.0 cm

Credit
Purchased with funds provided by Geoff and Vicki Ainsworth 2006
Accession number
287.2006.a-b
Copyright
© Yoshihiro Suda, courtesy Gallery Koyanagi, Japan
Location
Not on display
Further information

Tokyo-based artist Yoshihiro Suda makes exquisite, astonishingly life-like wooden sculptures of flowers and weeds. Usually placed in large empty spaces, these delicate, diminutive objects have an astonishingly powerful presence that dominates their surroundings. The void around the object is an important element of Suda's work, and by placing his sculptures into curious nooks and crannies that are easily overlooked, he sets up surprising encounters that heighten awareness of the space and encourage the viewer to look more closely at things that they might not normally notice. By evoking organic life where we least expect it, Suda brings the emptiness of space alive. 'Rose', which consists of the flower and a petal, also reflects the important Japanese concept of 'ma' the 'space that exists between things or events'.

Asian Department, AGNSW, 2006.

Exhibition history (1)

CHIKAKU: Time and Memory in Japan, Kunsthaus Graz, Austria, 2005–2005