The Top 10 Japanese Artists on Artsy
Jacob Hashimoto arranged hundreds of hand painted or digitally printed kites into a floating tapestry, forming a dense and ethereal matrix. Fusing tactile and digital processes, The Long Passage Towards Night is a seamless assemblage of sixty-four photographs documenting an installation by Hashimoto for Maharam Digital Projects.
Series: Maharam Digital Projects
Image rights: © 2012 Jacob Hashimoto, Maharam under license
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, Greeley, CO, United States, based in New York, NY; Verona, Italy