Kimio Tsuchiya

Steel structure, wooden chairs, 300 x 200 x 200 cm

Commande of the Centre d’art (owner Ciap) in 1990

Born in Fukui in Japan in 1955, Kimio Tsuchiya lives and works in his homeland.

Kimio Tsuchiya works mainly with natural materials such as wood, stone, ash and recovered and old abandoned objects to produce works through which he attempts to rediscover the language of nature.

This double use of elementary materials and found objects enables the artist to build works that refer to memory and the passing of time. The artist works in such a way that the origin of his materials is apparent, thus leading the spectator to discover a narration in them. lt;br />

Ever is an ovoid-shaped sculpture about three meters high. Inside this “egg” made of bits of metal assembled and welded to one another, the remains of old chairs are piled together, repaired, broken or not, visible through the interstices of the bits of metal that surround their slow decomposition.


Copyright: André Morin