Takahiro Iwasaki

Japanese artist Takahiro Iwasaki creates sculptures from the unexpected materials like electrical tapes, toothbrush bristles or towels. His recent works like “Floating Reflected Temples” (below) made of Japanese cypress exhibited on The 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art.

Victoria Peak

Victoria Peak (a mountain in Hong Kong) on a roll of vinyl electrical tape by the artist Takahiro Iwasaki.

Floating Temple

“A phenomenon creates an image for a moment and then it immediately disappears. This is like the false image of a medieval temple being reflected momentarily in the pond that surrounds it, or the undulating contours of a mountain range formed and changed over an eternity. The false image reflected in the water is sculpted in a moment. With delicate towel cloth, solid mountains are presented as an unstable existence. The images reflected in the water, the pylons on the top of the mountains, and the construction cranes complement and resonate each other in fleeting moments”. Takahiro Iwasaki, 2010

More of Iwasaki’s work

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