Jacob Hashimoto is best known for using traditional Japanese methods to create large-scale “tapestries” art installations out of thousands of handcrafted 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.
Jacob Hashimoto simulates nature without purporting to replicate it. Based in New York and of Japanese decent, Hashimoto redefines Japanese screen painting
Artist Jacob Hashimoto presented an unbelievable installation of 30,000 hand-made kites at the Mary Boone Gallery in New York!
The centerpiece, titled “Skyfarm Fortress”, fills the beautifully sky-lit gallery with a network of hanging kites made from rice paper on bamboo supports. The pixel-like squares collect in larger rectangular sets and sway gently with the slightest draft from the front door.
The patterns in the “wall works” shift and dissolve when viewed from various angles. The first image of this article is an angled view of the piece above, and the two images below are different views of the same work.