Though the Olympics are over, there’s still plenty of wonderful things to see in London. Currently Brooklyn based artist Jacob Hashimoto has a mesmerizing installation at the Ronchini Gallery called “The Other Sun.” Using hundreds of simple kite structures individually strung together and suspended from parallel dowels, the artist arranges the units in clusters that form a landscape of clouds. Amid the white undulating clouds are two arrays of multicolored kites. Behind the clouds is a large square array of yellow kites which represents the sun. Each individual kite is formed from a piece of colored or patterned paper stuck to a bamboo t-frame.
The kite elements are a signature component of the artist’s installation pieces. To see more of this type of work by Hashimoto, click here.
From the gallery press release: “Hashimoto draws from a variety of art-historical influences, which explore the dialogue of Western painting. Each composition can be defined as a landscape abstraction referencing everything from American post-war abstraction, to 70’s pattern design, hard-edged painting and postmodern 90’s slacker painting. As visitors walk around, under and through the sculpture they encounter the texture, lighting and angle of the work which shifts and changes to the individual as they explore its architecture from their own perspective, creating an intensely personal experience. Hashimoto’s work creates a sculptural environment conveying a sense of wonder and playfulness.”
“The Other Sun” will be showing at the Ronchini Gallery in London through August 28, 2012.