Jacob Hashimoto, ‘Another Cautionary Tale Comes to Mind (but immediately vanishes)’, 2016, Rhona Hoffman Gallery

About Jacob Hashimoto

Jacob Hashimoto is best known for using traditional Japanese methods to create large-scale “tapestries” out of thousands of hand crafted paper and wood kites. While they are three-dimensional and can thus be described as sculptures, these works also invite associations with painting; the kites appear as abstract painted forms suspended in space. Hashimoto’s dynamic constructions also blur the line between abstract and figurative. A tapestry may resemble a landscape when glimpsed from afar, however that likeness disappears when the work is approached at a closer distance.

American, b. 1973, based in New York, NY; Verona, Italy

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2017 Summer Group Show, Mixografia, Los Angeles
Jacob Hashimoto - My Own Lost Romance, Anglim Gilbert Gallery, San Francisco
Jacob Hashimoto: In the Cosmic Fugue, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago
Superabundant Atomosphere, Rice University Art Gallery, Houston