Formation of Globular Form

OwnerUbe City
Search TypeOutdoor Sculpture
Japanese Title球形のフォーメイション
Artist河崎 良行 KAWASAKI Yoshiyuki
ExhibitionThe 17th UBE Biennale
PlaceCity Center
MaterialStainless Steel

A spherical shape that implies rotation is divided and then reconstructed, spreading horizontally. The curved surfaces of the work reflect distorted landscape to establish an interaction among the <the sculpture – reflected and incorporated landscape - landscape>. The mirror-like finish to reflect the landscape and hairline finish to emphasize the metallic texture are used to represent a contrast on the surface of the stainless steel. In addition to the contrast in texture, several contradistinctive elements like movement and stillness, flat and curve, and stability and instability are applied dynamically to create a single, orderly form as a whole. At the 17th Contemporary Japanese Sculpture Exhibition, entries were invited under the theme of “glitter”. The sculptor imagined a glittering celestial body and “expanded motifs like the shapes and lights of the sun and moon, how they emerge and disappear, and so on.” Sphere forms the basis of the work, as it imagines connections between the work and the circular green space, where the work is placed, and the cylindrical building standing nearby (Life & Safety Communication Center). Together with the connection created by the <reflecting and being reflected> relationship of the sculpture and the landscape, the imagery of the artwork permeates the landscape and creates a harmonious space.
Document ID21587