In this work, Reverse of Volume RG, Onishi Yasuaki creates a sculpture that seems to defy gravity. As the Rice Gallery describes this elegant work,
“Onishi uses the simplest materials – translucent plastic sheeting, strings of black glue, and fishing line – to create monumental forms that resemble mountains or clouds floating in space. His process of “casting the invisible” involves draping the sheeting over objects, which are removed to leave only their impressions. Onishi views this process of “reversing” sculpture to be a meditation on the nature of the negative space, or void, left behind.”
Yasuaki is a pro at the site-specific installation, with a string of projects already under his belt. To see the rest of his works, click here.