Jacob Hashimoto, Super-slow Structures, Murmurs, and All Those Things Beyond the Moon, 2014, paper, wood, acrylic and dacron, 167.6 × 152.4 cm
Jacob Hashimoto, The Long Passage Towards Night, 2010, digitally printed wall installation, sized, priced and produced on a project-specific basis, 304.8 × 1016 cm
Jacob Hashimoto, Unmeasured Existence and Wilder Human Passions, 2012, bamboo, paper, dacron, acrylic, 92 x 72 x 20 cm
Jacob Hashimoto, The Other Sun, 2012, bamboo, paper, dacron, acrylic, cotton thread, Installation view at Ronchini Gallery
Jacob Hashimoto uses the traditional kite-making techniques and forms to construct his three dimensional wall works. Existing as neither sculpture nor painting, Hashimoto’s compositions delicately float before the eye, mounted on an intricate network of interlaced nylon thread suspended from the wall by a line of pegs at both top and bottom. Tied to this support are hundreds of swatches of rice paper and bamboo slivers – some collaged or painted with complex designs – dangling in abstracted motifs. Through this unique process Hashimoto’s works convey an ephemeral wonder, entrancing the viewer with their continuously shifting illusion of light, space, motion, and sense of flight.
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