Behind Hashimoto’s kites is the Japanese handicraft tradition, complemented by the Thai, Indian and British kite traditions. But his ethereal kites do not fly. They are circular, elliptical, square or hexahedron-shaped modules, fundamental image-units, which when combined can grow into large spatial installations. Hashimoto’s materially light and airy art explores the boundary between sculpture and painting, along with questions of abstraction and figuration. Even as abstracts his works contain landscape-like features.
Meet the artists on Thursday May 23, 2019 at 3.30 pm.