Wood sculptor Yoshimasa Tsuchiya’s second collection in 10 years!
It features new works after his first collection “Sylvan Whispers”. In his own words, Tsuchiya writes about the sources of his imagery and his memories of “ikimono” (living creatures).
Since time immemorial, “living creatures” have repeatedly flourished and become extinct. In the ten years since the publication of his first collection, ” living creatures,” including humans, have been subjected to all kinds of life-and-death crossroads. Tsuchiya’s work using “living creatures” as motifs has expanded to include a variety of imaginary creatures.
In the process of carving many living creatures, Tsuchiya became aware of the phylogenetic evolutionary process of living creatures as they branch out, expand, and evolve.
In each “living creatures” piece, Tsuchiya has always looked at the ecology of the creatures and listened to their voices, and their “way of life” is engraved.
●Japanese and English are used in this book.
＜Table of Contents＞
・Hooves and Antlers
・The edge of each
・Claws and fangs
・Beasts in the service of the gods
・The tortoise as a symbol
・The realization of a small dream
・Another world inside the shell
・The power of the deformity
・The House of Avalokitesvara
・List of Works
- Release Date:
- December, 2022
- Japanese & English
Born in Kanagawa Prefecture in 1977.
In 2007, completed a doctoral course in cultural property conservation studies at Tokyo University of the Arts. 2013, “Nio Tsuchiya Colored Wood Sculpture Exhibition” Karuizawa New Art Museum / Nagano. 2018, “PRIVATE MYTH” JASKI ART GALLERY / Amsterdam. 2019, “Sacred Eyes” 4th Fiscal Year 2019 Collection Special Exhibition, Yokosuka Museum of Art / Yokosuka, “Paradise – Tsuchiya Jin’o Exhibition” Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Main Store Art Special Gallery / Tokyo, “Festival” MEGUMI OGITA GALLERY / Tokyo. 2021, “Mori no Myth” AKI Gallery / Taiwan, “Mori no Myth” Kumano Kodo Nakahechi Museum / Wakayama, “Nue-Tsuchiya Jin’o Exhibition” Takashimaya Tokyo Nihonbashi, etc., “Chimera” MEGUMI OGITA GALLERY / Tokyo. 2022, “Daydreaming Forest” JASKI ART GALLERY / Amsterdam