When forms become as much a space for the spirit as for the body. Jacob Hashimoto is one of the most interesting young artists on the contemporary scene and is probably best known for his installations. He simulates nature without pretending to replicate it, and he redefines Japanese screen painting with his assemblages of paper kites in undulating, interactive compositions, embodying his longtime fascination with the intersections of painting and sculpture, abstraction and landscape. His works convey an ephemeral wonder, enthralling the viewer with their continuously shifting illusion of light, space, motion, and sense of flight. Hashimoto's crafting by hand is central in his works, and the resulting pieces embody the rhythm of repetitive execution given by the tying and knotting involved in their making.
About The Author
Luca Massimo Barbero is associate curator at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice and a former director of the MACROÐMuseum of Contemporary Art in Rome. A scholar and an expert on modern and contemporary art, he's currently director of the Contemporary Art Museum of Verona. Jacob Hashimoto was born in Greeley, Colorado, in 1973. In 1996 he obtained a BFA at the Art Institute of Chicago. He lives and works in New York.