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SUDA Yoshihiro

(Japan 1969 – )

Rose

Location
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.

Place of origin
Japan
Year
2004
Media
Sculpture, Installation
Medium
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