Exhibiting Artists

  • Ditch of Time
  • ONISHI Yasuaki
Ditch of Time
Piece concept (comment from the artist at the time of selection)
This piece creates an unfamiliar display below the familiar scene of a tabletop. It becomes a place for thoughts and imagination to grow through the transformation of everyday items beyond what they are and their expansion into unfamiliar territory. Everyday items spread across the tabletop are close to the viewer's everyday life and provide a chance to reflect on past experiences. Countless vertical lines from an adhesive trace and portray the items' silhouettes with the inner area left open. The lines created from the melted adhesive drip down due to gravity and cool to intricately intertwine as they organically come together and stretch toward the ground. There, beneath the numerous items on the table, cavities form, and you can envision something like the interplay between the nerves of the body and the information they relay, normally hidden from your eyes, or natural phenomena such as forests or the rain. Urea crystals form on all of the items on the table and the adhesive strands, covering the surfaces in white. The sight is an unusual one with the table looking as if it's been left untouched since it was last used long ago—as if blanketed in dust and ash or covered with a snow-white moss. Those cavities are filled by the viewer's imagination, which serves as a bridge to the viewer's memories, and a view into the expanse below the table acts as a peek into the shadows of this world.
Piece introduction
Everyday items are placed atop a table of mesh construction, and an adhesive is dripped down from the top to create a display of numerous vertical strings and crystals. This piece offers a glimpse of the unknown and the uncharted through unfilled cavities and the passing of time.

Artist introduction video

Piece introduction video

ONISHI Yasuaki (Based out of Osaka)
Born in Osaka
Graduates from the University of Tsukuba with a major in technology from the School of Art & Design
Completes Kyoto City University of Arts Graduate School of Arts with a major in sculpture from the Fine Arts Research Field
The 1st Shuo Study Abroad Award
Begins training in the UK as an overseas trainee with the Pola Art Foundation
Takes part in the In Search of Critical Imagination Exhibition at the Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka
Holds the "Edges" exhibition at ARTCOURT Gallery, Osaka
Takes part in the Water and Land Niigata Art Festival 2018 at the Bandaijima Multipurpose Space, Niigata
Holds the "Hidden Landscapes" exhibition at the COCONINO Center for the Arts, Flagstaff, USA
Takes part in the Negative Space Exhibition at the ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany