Mar 19th 2013

Jacob Hashimoto’s (BFA 1996) artwork embodies his longtime fascination with the intersections of painting and sculpture, abstraction and landscape. Drawing on his Japanese heritage, he creates massive yet light three-dimensional structures and space altering wall hanging installations composed of thousands of miniature “kites”: bamboo-stiffened rice paper hexagons suspended with nylon fishing line. Hashimoto has shown work internationally in many exhibitions including The Nature of Objects at Studio la Citta, Verona, Italy; XIV Quadrennale di Roma at Galleria Nazionale d’Arte, Rome; Made in California NOW, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, and most recently super-elastic collisions (origins, and distant derivations), Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago. Presented in collaboration with SAIC’s Office of Alumni Relations.

Image Credit: Paths Under the Difference Engine, 2012, acrylic on paper, nylon, thread, bamboo, wood, 3 x 2 feet. Courtesy of the artist and Rhona Hoffman Gallery.

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