Resonance of Nature, an installation by Takashi Kuribayashi, exhibits at the Hermès store at 541 Orchard Road, Liat Towers, Singapore until March 2017.
The invisible realm and its boundary has been the main theme for Japanese artist Takashi Kuribayashi throughout his career. In his latest work Resonance of Nature, Kuribayashi expresses the boundary that lies between Man and Nature through two contrasting worlds within the Hermès window space.
Using both the horizontal and vertical axis, the artist presents the opposition caused by borderlines, as well as a four-dimensional universe that exists at the boundaries. This universe straddling natural and manmade; tropical and winter; the world above and underground is connected by a singular flash of lightning, recalling the majestic force of nature that is beyond human imagination and control. The Hermès product, with its own unique resonance of the poetic dialogue between nature and man, acts as a token that brings together the two worlds with grace and peace.
“I believe this world is constructed by opposing contrasts. The oppositions can be divided by borderlines that create boundaries. No matter how they are divided; vertically, horizontally; there lies a space – a four dimensional universe at the boundaries. My window expresses the boundaries and the created space, and what goes on there. The strong memories of the opposite worlds, human and nature are separated by boundaries, but also connected and can relate to each other,” explains Takashi Kuribayashi.
Kuribayashi previously exhibited at the former Third Floor – Hermès art space during the inaugural Singapore Biennale 2006.