“Usually, sculptures have been reformed the shapes from the materials. While studying sculpture, I experienced how it gradually became a sculpture. And I thought the dynamic change is the essence of sculpture. We usually appreciate the completed sculpture, but I wanted to realize a sculpture that allows us to feel the transformation from the original form.
Firstly I started to use daily goods as materials. Familiar products can show the original state, and we can imagine the process of creation even after finish the works. I have developed techniques for processing them.
The reason why I stick to share the experience of creation with audiences is that a concept can be lost. If I faced something that came from other cultures or generations I don’t know, I wouldn’t understand their concepts. However, I believe I can experience it, and I can be impressed.
The system that helps to learn other cultures, contexts, and concepts is important for us. And I’m using it. On the other hand, I want to be independent as an artist and create artwork that can be existed by itself even if nobody knew me.”
– Isaji Yugo
Born in Gifu, Japan in 1985. Bachelor degree in art from Tama Art University in 2008.
Had exhibitions in Tokyo, Taipei, Makati, Kuala Lumpur, etc. Recently started to have workshops to show own technics.
Artist in Residence during
2019-11-01 – 2019-07-31