The Towada Art Center exhibition rooms are dotted like houses in a village, and in the exterior spaces between the buildings we also find artistic works exhibited in unexpected forms. Shin Morikita installed a pair of sculptures, composed of two human body forms, within a slit-like triangular space like some kind of urban canyon. One of the pair’s hands and feet are thrust out in between the buildings, as though comically flying in the sky. The other is watching humorously from a bridge, as if to capture, or to mock, the first. This piece, which you may not even find if you don’t look up, therefore simultaneously involves the ever-changing faces of the sky and the whiteness of the buildings, and encourages us to take in our dynamic world. The piece is composed by welding together little black pieces of iron plate, which appear differently according to variations of light. Morikita is active in a number of disciplines, including painting, sculpture, and installation, each inviting viewers into his unique and mysterious world.
Born in Aichi, Japan, in 1969. Graduated from Department of Sculpture, Aichi University of the Arts. Lives and works in Aichi.