Wald aus Wald
These ghost trees by the Japanese artist Takashi Kuribayashi were created to integrate the exhibition Vision of Nature: Lost & Found in Asian Contemporary Art, dedicated to celebrating nature and its connection to art.
It was at the Pao Galleries of the Hong Kong Arts Center that this poetic and absurd fairy-tale forest made of paper was floating until January 2012. The artist explains that the Wald aus Wald installation is designed as an antechamber in the exhibition area, allowing visitors to perceive the other works in the manner of insects, between the branches of trees. Some holes made in the trunks only reveal the faces of the curious, such as strange ladybirds.
Based on the shape of the Yamagata trees in Japan, the ethereal installation is representative of the work of Takashi Kuribayashi. The artist, born in 1968 in Nagasaki, quickly moved to Germany to complete his art studies. He has participated in numerous exhibitions in Japan and elsewhere.
His work, highly regarded worldwide for his poetry and his connection with the natural elements, Is permanently visible at the Towada Art Center in Aomori.
The artist obtained the Yoshinobu Ashihara Prize in 2011.
© Honk Kong Art Center; Takashi Kuribayashi; Keiko Kamijo; Caroline Hia
Le site de Takashi Kuribayashi: www.takakuri.net