HIRAKI SAWA

JAPAN

HIRAKI SAWA
Born in Ishikawa in 1977. Completed MFA in sculpture at Slade School of Fine Art in London in 2003. Currently lives in London.
He expresses intangible domains such as imaginary landscape or certain senses exist in memories by video installations consist of moving image, three-dimensional and two-dimensional artworks. By manipulating moving images and three-dimensional structures, he realises implausible and yet familiar scene in a given exhibition space which appeal to audience’s imagination.
His recent artworks attempt to intersect moving images and exhibition space each other by constructing space through sculptural arrangements of moving images or laying three-dimensional and two dimensional artworks side by side.

Major projects and exhibitions include Lyon Biennale (2003, 2013, Lyon, France), Yokohama Triennale (2005, Yokohama, Japan), “Six Good Reason to Stay at Home” at National Gallery of Victoria (2006, Melbourne, Australia), “Artist File” at New National Museum (2008, Tokyo, Japan), the 6th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art at the Queensland Art Gallery, (2009, Brisbane, Australia), “Carrousel” at Musée du Temps and Musée National des Beaux-Arts de Besançon (2010, Besançon, France), the 17th Biennale of Sydney (2010, Sydney, Australia), “Lineament” at Shiseido Gallery (2012, Tokyo, Japan), “Whirl” at Kanagawa Prefectural Gallery (2012, Kanagawa, Japan), and “Under the Box, Beyond the Bounds” at Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery (2014, Tokyo, Japan).
ARTIST WEBSITE
http://www.otafinearts.com/ja/artists/hiraki-sawa/

PREVIOUS WORKS

"Flying" (2016)

"HAKO" (2007)

"HAKO" (2007)

"Lineament" (2016)