Onishi Yasuaki

TypeMale
Artist
Associated person(s)
URLsArtist's page (en)
Institutions/museums Rice Gallery (en)
Wikipedia (en)


Exhibitions
Solo exhibition2015penetrating bowlKyoto University of Art and Design. Geijutu-kanKyoto (JP)
Solo exhibition2012inner spaceThe Wilfrid Israel MuseumHazorea (IL)
Group exhibition2009Against The SculpturalSeoul Museum of ArtSeoul (KR)


2013
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Projects

, Indonesia
Collaboration with Mercedes-Benz - sculptural installation based on the CLA model of Mercedes-Benz

2013
2010
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Fundings and grants

New York, USA
United States-Japan Foundation Fellowship (included a residency at the Vermont Studio Center, The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Inc., New York)

2010
2002 - 2004
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Education

Kyoto, Japan
M.A. Sculpture Course, Graduate School of Art, Kyoto City University of Arts

2002 - 2004
1997 - 2001
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Education

Tsukuba, Japan
B.A. Sculpture Course, School of Art & Design, University of Tsukuba, Japan

1997 - 2001
1979
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Born

Osaka, Japan

1979

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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.

Analysis

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.

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https://publicdelivery.org/yasuaki-onishi/ (09.03.2021)

 

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reverse of volume RG photo reverse of volume RG 2012 Onishi Yasuaki 
Untitled (against the Sculptural) photo Untitled (against the Sculptural) 2009 Onishi Yasuaki