SUZUKI SHOTA (B. 1987)
SUZUKI SHOTA (B. 1987)
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SUZUKI SHOTA (B. 1987)

Tanpopo wa (Dandelion, circle)

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SUZUKI SHOTA (B. 1987)
Tanpopo wa (Dandelion, circle)
Patinated metal sculpture; copper, brass, titanium and gold
15 in. (38 cm.) high
With original wood box titled, signed Shota and sealed Suzuki Shota

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Takaaki Murakami(村上高明)
Takaaki Murakami(村上高明) Vice President, Specialist and Head of Department

Lot Essay

Mono no aware, or "the empathy to things", is a concept that roots from literatures of Heian period that deeply impacts on the Japanese aesthetics and sense of value. It is a concept of having wistfulness towards every small piece of fragment in life, such as a drop of water or a fallen leaf on the ground, and reminds people of the impermanence of our surroundings. Such idea is extensively referenced in Japanese literature and art, and is well reflected by Suzuki Shota's metal presentation of nature. The artist remodels the delicacy of nature in stiff metal materials and captures the momentarily beauty of living creature.

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