The floating mountains of Yasuaki Onishi at Rice Gallery, Houston - Installation
In his installation, “Reverse Volume of RG” at Rice Gallery in Houston, Texas, Yasuaki Onishi uses the simplest materials: with plastic sheeting and glue, he creates a monumental work. Mountains seem to float in space.
The process he calls “the invisible casting” implies a sheet of plastic wrap on a cardboard structure which is then removed to leave its mark. This process is reversed sculpture in the heart of the work of Onishi and reflections that are focused on a vision of nature as a negative space, abandoned.
These plastic sheeting semi-translucent and misty, held by thin black glue flows, fueling a vision of a fragile nature, although it seems huge.