Time: April 28, 2015 at 7pm to May 3, 2015 at 10pm
Street: 170 Tillary Street
Website or Map: http://www.ouchigallery.com
Phone: 347 987 4606
Event Type: opening, reception
Organized By: Ouchi Gallery
Latest Activity: Apr 19, 2015
Sounds of machines humming, sea of fabrics, tailored garments created. Shuichi
Masuda grew up in his parents' sewing factory, in a small town surrounded by
mountains topped by ocean of trees.Watching cloth turning into apparel was magical to him.
Longing to be a creator himself, Shuichi headed to Nagaoka Institute of Design, in
Niigata.Here, he encountered the art of metal casting. Mesmerized by their textures and weight;
the metals seem to express, the images his mind created. Shapes of mystique allure in
Creating pieces from fusions of metals, reminded him of the magic he felt as a child in
the sewing factory, and excited his curiosity to explore more. Working in the world of
metals, brought him into an unparalleled plane of excitement and creations.
Many of his creations takes the form of a ring grande.It began with a long ago dream, in which he sees a theme park on the palm of his hand. Vivid visions of a floating roller coaster, shiny apparatuses, and an invisible castle made a strong impact on Shuichi. 250 pieces are required to complete a single story. That would take about 20 years to complete, but for the creator(artist or Shuichi?) it would be a fun-filled 20 years!
Viewers of Shuichi's expressions of 'fun' can 'experience' living in his dream world. Albeit owning one or not, the impression remains in minds and hearts of the viewer.Stretch your right arm. Close your left eye.Buildings, sceneries, anything will make a ring, once it’ s placed on the right index
finger. That's his inspiration, he says.
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2012 story’ s#4/CASAICO・Aomori
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2003 Ultra-metal Exhibition/Niigata Kuzu Exhibition / Niigata
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