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Hirosuke Yabe
Untitled 243

2019

$6,800

About

Based in Kanagawa Japan, Hirosuke Yabe creates wooden sculptures using a Nata, a Japanese hatchet. With quick, short chops, Yabe conjures a menagerie of human expressions. Ranging in size from just a few inches to several feet high, he stacks faces atop faces, carves a smirk onto a dog, gives 6 legs to a torso blowing a kiss through articulated lips. Like Enkū, the Japanese Buddhist sculptor who carved 120,000 statutes, although some pieces reflect a series of work, no two sculptures are ever truly alike. Formally trained at Tokyo Zokei University, Yabe cites Eduardo Chilida, Richard Serra, the Mono-ha, and African masks among his early influences. As African masks symbolize a spirit, Yabe’s sculptures not only draw from the abstracted geometry of their forms as many Western art movements have, but they also address the universality of the human experience.

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  • Creator
  • Creation Year
    2019
  • Dimensions
    Height: 25.5 in. (64.77 cm)Width: 18 in. (45.72 cm)Depth: 10 in. (25.4 cm)
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  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU61137063872

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