Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Kimiya Yoshikawa

Kimiya Yoshikawa collaborated alongside Hsia-Chi Tsai in the seven window displays for Harvey Nichols Department Store.

He was born in Japan in 1980, now living in London after moving there in 2000.
Kimiya studied at Chelsea College of Art and Design and received a BA in Fine Art Sculpture in 2004.
The Royal College of Art awarded him a Master of Art in Sculpture' in 2006 (in London).

His first experience in permanent public art was in 2002. His experimental bronze sculpture 'Wonder Wandle Tree' was selected for commission by Sustrans Wandle Cycling Trail Organisation.
He produced a cast bronze structure of a maple tree and positioned it next to a live young maple tree. The concept behind the creation is to offer the local people the ability to establish changes between the two 'trees' as time passes as one grows and the other stays stationary.

Yoshikawa's creations are mostly object and installation based.
His work often causes the viewer to re-address how they see the mundane and notions of identity in an unpredictable and often humorous way.
Alongside his sculptural and installation work he also produces abstract drawings. His drawings awarded him the Tom Bendham Prize in June 2006 for Drawing Figure:

Yoshikawa has been collaborating with his long term Textile designer partner (Hsiao-Chi Tsai) since 2006.

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