on view at the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo through Feb 2011. Motohiko’s works are powerful and fluid, often having a sense of organic beginings.
Motohiko’s recent works evoke a futuristic and sterile, almost completely white, look at organic objects. The recent pieces on display in Tokyo are nothing less than amazing and are sure to increase his growing international esteem. Take a look below for yourself.
Odani Motohiko: “I can really relate to Boccioni’s assertion that modern sculpture was a ‘dead art’, and his concern with regenerating it. Although in my case we’re talking about taking a fresh look at the history of sculpture in Japan. I’m not sure if calling it slow to evolve is quite the right phrase, but I do sense a lack of historical continuity and attempts at comparison. I’d like to head somewhere different to that, in the shortest possible distance.”
Earlier Motohiko works showcase a white exterior and overt skeletal references. One of his past works, New Born, uses biomimicry to wrap long strands of serpent like spines into a sculpture that hovers just off the ground. New Born is shown below[image].
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Berenice, 2003 by Odani Motohiko
Many of Odani Motohikos works deal with a mixture of technology and human biology.
The begining by Motohiko