Lonely Figure

OwnerUbe City
Search TypeOutdoor Sculpture
Japanese Title孤独の輪郭
Artist木村 光佑 KIMURA Kosuke
ExhibitionThe 7th UBE Biennale
PlaceTokiwa Park
MaterialStainless Steel

The artwork consists of 25 square stainless panels with 90cm on each side, laid out to form a large square, while a stainless armchair sitting lonely around the middle of the square floor. The mirror-finished floor naturally reflects the chair upside down, but there is another, artificial shadow of the chair on the floor – an elongated silhouette, created by an imaginary light source from above in a slightly slanted angle, depicted with corroded surface. Whom does it belong to, and for what purpose? When the work was first installed on an open-air lawn, it reflected everchanging rays of the sun and traveling clouds to create a fascinating kingdom (a space), but indeed, who is the king meant for the throne?
Document ID21498
Source第7回現代日本彫刻展 大賞(宇部市賞)Grand Prize (Ube City Prize)