Tsuyoshi Hisakado

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  • Tsuyoshi Hisakado's (b. 1981, Kyoto, Japan) practice focuses on the seemingly mundane aspects of everyday life as well as concepts...
    Photo: Takeru Koroda

    Tsuyoshi Hisakado's (b. 1981, Kyoto, Japan) practice focuses on the seemingly mundane aspects of everyday life as well as concepts of space and time. He is known for creating installations, sculptures and drawings that highlight subtle, fleeting experiences. 

  • FUZZ (2015) by Tsuyoshi Hisakado in the exhibition FUZZ (2019), Ota Fine Arts Shanghai, China

  • TSUYOSHI HISAKADO FUZZ, 2015 Wood, glass, aluminum, brass, LED lamp Dimensions variable USD 40,000.- Hisakado's interest to discover the uniqueness...
    TSUYOSHI HISAKADO

    FUZZ, 2015

    Wood, glass, aluminum, brass, LED lamp

    Dimensions variable

    USD 40,000.-

     

    Hisakado's interest to discover the uniqueness and beauty of everyday phenomena and places is demonstrated in FUZZ (2015). The installation piece was conceived as a site-specific work for the exhibition Rokko Meets Art 2015, Mt. Rokko, Hyogo, Japan (2015). Light stands, which were used in the Rokko Oriental Hotel that closed down in 2007, are heaped up in a stack, resembling the shape of a mountain. As the sound of wind rushes and swirls through the space, these lamps flash intensely to its momentum. With such juxtapositions in motion, Hisakado reflects on the relationship between the man-made object and natural forces, and hopes that viewers will discover beauty in today's chaotic social environment.

  • Installation view of Practice of Spiral, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Japan (2020). Photo: Takeru Koroda ; Detail images: crossfades series 

     

    Expanding on his explorations, and in a 2-dimensional form, is the crossfades series (2018 - present, ongoing) of works on paper. Underneath a layer of blotches, splashes, or strokes of ink, Hisakado has silkscreened a spiral of minute numbers derived from the mathematical constant pi (π), visible only upon close observation. To Hisakado, the never-ending numbers of pi alludes to concepts of infinity. Between the paper, ink and numbers, the continuity of pi is distorted, invoking subtle shifts in the eternity of space and time and revealing poetic sensibilities through simple visual compositions.

    • Tsuyoshi Hisakado crossfades #4 / diffusion, 2020 Silkscreen, ink on paper 76.5 x 56 cm
      Tsuyoshi Hisakado
      crossfades #4 / diffusion, 2020
      Silkscreen, ink on paper
      76.5 x 56 cm
      USD 3,200.- [Framed]
    • Tsuyoshi Hisakado crossfades #4 / drip (sunset), 2018 Silkscreen, ink on paper 76.5 x 56 cm
      Tsuyoshi Hisakado
      crossfades #4 / drip (sunset), 2018
      Silkscreen, ink on paper
      76.5 x 56 cm
    • Tsuyoshi Hisakado crossfades #4 / rain, 2020 Silkscreen, ink on paper 76.5 x 56 cm
      Tsuyoshi Hisakado
      crossfades #4 / rain, 2020
      Silkscreen, ink on paper
      76.5 x 56 cm
      USD 3,200.- [framed]
    • Tsuyoshi Hisakado crossfades #4 / blackout ⅱ, 2019 Screen print, acrylic, paper 76.5 x 56 cm
      Tsuyoshi Hisakado
      crossfades #4 / blackout ⅱ, 2019
      Screen print, acrylic, paper
      76.5 x 56 cm
  • Gale (2017) by Tsuyoshi Hisakado in the exhibition Asia Corridor Contemporary Art Exhibition (2017), Nijo Castle, Kyoto, Japan

  • TSUYOSHI HISAKADO Gale, 2017 Wood, glass, aluminum, brass, LED lamp Dimensions variable USD 40,000.- The concepts of time and space...
    TSUYOSHI HISAKADO

    Gale, 2017

    Wood, glass, aluminum, brass, LED lamp

    Dimensions variable

    USD 40,000.-

     

    The concepts of time and space - commonly explored in Hisakado's works - are particularly prominent in Gale (2017). Light bulbs swinging in glass vitrines mark time with each movement, reminding viewers of the time that has passed. Hisakado's theatrical installation offers a rich sensory perception and is layered with multiple references and connotations. The combination of elements of wind, lightning and thunder points to the presence of a vast yet impalpable power, capable of threatening an individual's fragile existence. 

  • Installation view of Practice of Spiral, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Japan (2020). Photo: Takeru Koroda Catalogue Launch The exhibition...

    Installation view of Practice of Spiral, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Japan (2020). Photo: Takeru Koroda

     

    Catalogue Launch 
    The exhibition catalogue of Tsuyoshi Hisakado's large-scale solo exhibition Practice of Spiral at The Toyota Municipal Museum of Art has been launched! This publication includes texts by Wang Weiwei (Curator, Centre for Heritage, Arts & Textile, Hong Kong), Masato Fukushima (Cultural Anthropology/Sociology of Science; Professor, The University of Tokyo), and Masatoshi Tsuzuku (Curator, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art) in both English and Japanese language. Installation photographs by Takeru Koroda capture the atmosphere in each room exquisitely. Hisakado comments - "I want to give viewers of the works the sensation of vacancy, of open space." While composed in a simple, undecorated way, designer Shunsuke Onaka has embodied Hisakado's philosophy into the details of the volume's design. Enjoy the world of Tsuyoshi Hisakado through this catalogue!
     
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    For more information on the exhibition, visit the museum's website here
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