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Onishi Yasuaki  Osaka, Japan


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'Reverse of volume RG'
Glue, plastic sheet, others
'Reverse of volume'
Glue, plastic sheet, others

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About Onishi

Yasuaki Onishi studied sculpture at University of Tsukuba and Kyoto City University of Arts. His sculptures are made from a mix of synthetic materials.

Onishi uses boxes to map out the eventual shape of his piece, draping a sheet of plastic over them. He attaches the plastic sheet from above using strands of glue, until the boxes can safely be removed without much altering the “landscape”. In this sense, the process and finished installation look completely different.

His work has been exhibited in solo shows across Japan and abroad, and included in both Ways of Worldmaking in 2011 and National Museum of Art, Osaka.

In 2010, Onishi was the recipient of a United States-Japan Foundation Fellowship that included a residency at the Vermont Studio Center, as well as a grant from The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Inc., New York.

His most recent solo exhibition in the United States was in 2012 at the The Marlin and Regina Miller Gallery at Kutztown University in Kutztown, Pennsylvania.

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10 of 37 reactions displayed

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06.23.2012 @ 12:06 AM

WOW! What IS that? Awesome?

from an iGoogle user

06.22.2012 @ 8:48 PM

beautiful!!! it was a great blessing having it displayed here in houston

from an iGoogle user

06.22.2012 @ 8:22 PM

wonderful. what the hell is it? john jay, milton freewater, oregon usa

from an iGoogle user

06.22.2012 @ 7:17 PM


from an iGoogle user

06.22.2012 @ 6:56 PM

wow this is just amazing

from an iGoogle user

06.22.2012 @ 5:48 PM

its really cool but wierd its hard to understand but it kind off lookes like a rocky mountain or an ocean thats upside down :) its soo cool i could never do that

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06.22.2012 @ 5:32 PM

i see an angel with wings

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06.22.2012 @ 4:48 PM

Absolutely beautiful. Reminds me of Turner.

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