All About the DOG Sculpture Installation and Akane Takayama

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Other Sculptures by Akane Takayama

Akane Takayama produces sculptures which always create intrigue. Her work relies on subtle challenges posed by the use of juxtaposition. In form, material and construction the art of Takayama places improbable combinations in harmony with each other.

In the "Ziggurat of Dreams" (seen above in her studio) a city arises in a gathering of competing forms from a milky wave. The precision required to produce a work where the detail broaches the viewer's resistance to the sculpture's reality is the hallmark of this artist's work.

In the Avenger series, an example of which is above, the forms are strong and convey to the viewer a familiarity which on closer inspection is simply a trick of the mind. What is this sculpture shown above? Do you see a 'head'? Do you see an animal or maybe an insect? Surely this is none of these things, all we see are the contours and weighty solidity of an item of mythic quality. In the questions Takayama sets within her work we find ourselves connecting to this art and discovering something more about our world.

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