Japanese artist Onishi Yasuaki is well-known for his ethereal art installations, paintings and sculptures that he creates using a mix of materials. Born in 1979 in Osaka, the artist has been at the forefront of creating new forms and inspiring a sense of awe, etherealism, and thoughtfulness with his work. He credits his inspiration to the yearning to clear boundaries, portray meaning and renew contours.
Shape & sculpting empty space
The result is art pieces that are fluid like in nature and affect the spaces they occupy. The Shape is a concept that Onishi deconstructs, using hot black glue, urea, plastic and containers to manipulate, especially the polythene, to create fragility and imagination using the manipulated object in space. As a result, the artist is considered a wizard when sculpting empty space and levitating environments using synthetic conception.
There are no words to describe the feeling one gets when an ordinary synthetic material that you do not find particularly attractive is transformed into an ethereal drapery of an art piece that inspires a feeling of awe. Heavenly and breathtaking visions of Onishi’s art are likely to leave a lasting impression on anyone who views his art. The impression ranges from thoughts of a spun web, undulations, and rolling, floating and glimmering inviting forms. Think ocean waves but without the scary aspect of it.