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An image of Rose by SUDA Yoshihiro An image of Rose by SUDA Yoshihiro
Alternate image of Rose by SUDA Yoshihiro

SUDA Yoshihiro

(Japan 1969 – )

Place of origin
Media categories
Sculpture, Installation
Materials used
wood painted with mineral pigments

30.0 x 30.0 x 20.0 cm

Purchased with funds provided by Geoff and Vicki Ainsworth 2006
Accession number
© Yoshihiro Suda, courtesy Gallery Koyanagi, Japan
Lower Asian gallery
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.

Bibliography (1)

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

Exhibition history (2)

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

Conversations through the Asian collections, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 25 Oct 2014–05 Sep 2015