Brooklyn-based Japanese artist, Tomokazu Matsuyama’s works, respond to his
own bi-cultural experience of growing up between Japan and America by bringing
together aspects of both Eastern and Western aesthetic systems. This monumental
public artwork, Hanao-San, is a continued exploration of his three-dimensional
approach to sculptural form.
Standing at 8m tall, UAP expertly fabricated this complex arrangement
of graphic planes in stainless steel with a mirror polish finish. With close attention
to detail and adhering to the strict engineering requirements of the client, the stainless-steel planes were skillfully assembled to create an iconic landmark where visitors can linger, converse and engage before returning to the bustling streets of the city.
Matsuyama was commissioned to create this landmark installation for LUMINE Co. and East Japan Railway Company (JR) at the square adjacent to the east gate of the renowned Shinjuku Station in Tokyo, Japan.
Image credit: Tomokazu Matsuyama Studio