The Elaborate String Installations of Chiharu Shiota #ArtTuesday
Intricate string work, methodically worked by Chiharu Shiota, creates astonishing installation artwork. Here’s more from COLOSSAL:
The Osaka-born, Berlin-based artist is known for her massive installations that crisscross and intertwine string into mesh-like labyrinths. Simultaneously dense in construction and delicate and airy, the site-specific works rely on negative space and a recurring theme of “absence in existence,” Shiota tells Louisiana Channel in a new interview.
Chronicling the artist’s evolution and surveying her works across decades, the short film visits her Berlin studio, where a suspended boat hangs from the ceiling and Shiota shares some childhood paintings. She describes the latter medium as limiting her expression, prompting her first interactions with string and the concept of “drawing in the air.”
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