I have always been fascinated by the carefully considered, delicately crafted work of Mitsuru Koga. The artist, who is now in his 30s, debuted a series of new work in an exhibition titled “inorganic.”

pencil carved out of a block of wood


The show, which took place about 1 month ago at tortoise in Venice, California, consisted of numerous mundane materials such as a sheet of paper, a block of wood or wire. But with each materials there is clear evidence of the artists’ hand at work, hence the name “inorganic.” Looking at the pieces I am reminded of the incredible significance, and the ever-lasting impact, that the artists hand brings to the material.

paper clouds


wire hangers