Jacob Hashimoto, ‘The Mountain Builders’, 2015, Ronchini

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