Carrying a mystical undercurrent, Chie Shimizu’s sculptures are rooted in an exploration of “the importance of human existence.” The artist, born in Japan and primarily based now in Queens, New York, has crafted these riveting figures over the previous couple many years, transferring between completely different scales and textural approaches.
“My work is in regards to the everlasting query that arises all through ones life: What’s the significance of human existence?” the artist says. “Human life appears small and susceptible towards the immensity of nature, but every life is exclusive and stuffed with power, such that I imagine the brief spans of our lives are similar to what in any other case appears to loom so massive. … The topic of sculpture is all the time somebody generally, slightly than one specifically. It’s my try and entice individuals to narrate to the positions of these sculpted figures. The objects on the figures are reflections of ones life – metaphor and suggestion of what life is perhaps about. Most of my works have been “untitled,” my intention being to talk on to intrinsic senses whereas avoiding premeditated impressions. My aspiration is to succeed in the innermost soul by discovering messages in easy issues that individuals see, really feel and expertise on a regular basis – issues which can be important, however simply forgotten.”
See extra work on her site.