Jacob Hashimoto, ‘These Strange Galactic Monsters for Whom Creation is Destruction’, 2017, Anglim Gilbert 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, Greeley, CO, United States, based in New York, NY; Verona, Italy