Jacob Hashimoto

Studio la Città

Jacob Hashimoto, a thirty-three-year-old American artist of Japanese origin, displayed just one side of his apparently heterogeneous imagination here. He exhibited a series of wall pieces that look extremely light, and so they are: Built using kite technology, with hexagonal or elliptical modules arranged on various parallel planes, resulting in a sort of multiple or superimposed surface, they hang suspended from slender strings. Each module can be painted or left white, and each seems a monad unto itself, something already complete in its shape and signification. Yet the ensemble generates a sense of complexity, relationships, and depth that, for all its abstractness, suggests a model of society, or even of the environment. These wall pieces—which could almost be mistaken for models for light, colorful, ecological buildings with a strong utopian component—bring to mind the experimental

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