One of the more exciting shows taking place during the 2014 Tokyo Design Week is the Hokusai Manga Inspired Exhibition. Linking past and contemporary artists, the exhibition showcases various works inspired by the ukiyo-e artist Katsushika Hokusai. Placed right at the entrance of the show is the work of long-time Tokyo resident and architect Gwenael Nicolas.
Working with hundreds of small, white balls suspended in mid-air, Nicolas reverses Hokusai’s two-dimensional abstraction of Mt. Fuji to create a three-dimensional sculpture three meters high. It offers a commanding presence that serves as a strong opening, which leads to the work of roughly 50 other artists interpreting Hokusai.
this post is part of a series of posts on the 2014 Tokyo Designers Week. You can find them all archived here.