Toshihiro Yashiro: Energy Tower

colour photo, installation
courtyard of prelature
Fairy-Tales, 1999

Classification

Artist

Artist

Toshihiro Yashiro

Curator

Denise Carvalho

Project

Fairy Tales

Venue

Plasy Monastery

There are an infinite number of objects in this world. Some are created naturally, such as plants, animals, human beings, rocks, etc., while others are man-made such as architecture, industrial products and art works. Each one of them takes a different shape, and none resemble each other. One day I noticed one thing while looking at many different objects. They all have the same spherical shape when they are rotated. One day I noticed one thing while looking at many different objects. They all have the same spherical shape when they are rotated.

If I spin any kind of object and take a photograph. No matter what the object might be, human, animal, plant, house, glass, cheeseburger, or Mona Lisa, everything becomes a sphere. What does this symbolize? It symbolizes that everything is made of the same thing: atoms. In this world, there are many objects which take very complicated shape. However, they all are the same and the simple in micro level. This is the message I want to get through by creating my work.

Toshihiro Yashiro, Plasy 1999


Toshihiro Jaširo  is a Japan artist.  Born in 1970 in Saitama prefecture, Japan, Yashiro graduated from Tama Art University in Tokyo in 1993. His work has been exhibited at Kawasaki City Museum (Kanagwawa, Japan), Daegu International Photo Biennale 2008 (Daegu, South Korea), Museum of Modern Art (Saitama, Japan), Chateau de Chambord (Chateau de Valencay, France), Kunsthalle Wein (Vienna, Austria), and Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, and Zeit-Foto Salon (both in Tokyo, Japan).  In his work he focuses on photography, installation and video. His  photographs of spinning objects are created in different landscapes and architectural buildings.