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Title

Rose


Artist

SUDA Yoshihiro

Japan

1969 -


About

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.


Details


Place where the work was made

Japan


Date

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


Artist information

SUDA Yoshihiro

Works in the collection

1


Place

Where the work was made
Japan

Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Justin Paton, Look, Conversations. A new way to engage with the Gallery's Asian art, pg 22-23, Sydney, Oct 2014, 22-23 (colour illus.).