Book Art | Ryuta Iida

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I came across these beautiful images over the weekend. Ryuta Iida is a young artist (b. 1981) who creates tactile sculptures with immense discipline and accuracy. He first entered my radar screen maybe 3 months ago when I saw a show of his over at CALM & PUNK Gallery in Tokyo. At that time there were some collaborative pieces showing, but for this exhibit, titled “ewiges equivalent,” we get a glimpse of his individual work, which includes some amazing reliefs carved in books.

I always feel a bit uneasy when someone destroys a book, even for artistic purposes. I guess it’s because I think of books as everlasting but am then confronted with an object that used to be a book but is hardly recognizable in it’s new role.

The show runs through December 13th at the Takuro Someya Contemporary Art center.

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3 Comments

  1. Arghhhhh. I hate it when these artists don’t have websites. That work looks soooo interesting but this is a super old post im commenting on and even if it wasnt IM not going to Japan anytime soon.

  2. Arghhhhh. I hate it when these artists don’t have websites. That work looks soooo interesting but this is a super old post im commenting on and even if it wasnt IM not going to Japan anytime soon.

  3. Johnny

    October 26, 2009 at 9:07 am

    Actually, I found a website!
    http://www.ryuta-iida.com/

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