Let's Go to the Other World

Artist最上 壽之 MOGAMI Hisayuki
ExhibitionThe 7th UBE Biennale
PlaceTokiwa Park

How the sculptor names his works is always bewilderingly humorous, but the works’ concepts and appearances are even more hilarious. The raw, large stone in the shape of a pumpkin is barely carved, except for a round column of about 50cm cut out straight down from the top of the stone. The column is raised just a little so that its top peeks out of the rough stone, but its visual effect is astonishing – it looks as if the head of the column is perpetually rising towards the sky. Because the surface of the raw stone is left untouched, the upward momentum of the column is even more striking. The impudence, characteristic of artists emerging in the 1960s, is exciting.
Document ID21494
Source第7回現代日本彫刻展 毎日新聞社賞