Chiharu Shiota (1972 - )

Connected to the Universe

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Water-soluble wax pastel, ink and thread on paper
20 x 39.5 cm (7 ⁷/₈ x 15 ¹/₂ inches)
Signed lower left

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  • Provenance

    Kenji Taki Gallery, Nagoya, Japan

  • Exhibitions

    Tokyo, Kenji Taki Gallery, Lost exhibitions - Where should I put my feelings, 6 November - 5 December 2020

  • Description

    “The single line of thread reminded me of a pencil line in a drawing. It is like drawing in the air, in an unlimited space.” – Chiharu Shiota

    Connected to the Universe is an early work by the Japanese performance and installation artist Chiharu Shiota. Known for her three-dimensional site-specific installations that intricately occupy spaces via the use of threads, Shiota has garnered international acclaim for her work and ideas.

    Influenced by her training under Marina Abramović, Shiota developed a unique artistic approach consisting of the use of thread as her signature medium. The thread motif initially surfaces in these early works on paper; which represent a formative and richly experimental part of her career.

    Connected to the Universe, exhibits a pursuit of unrestrained creativity. Shiota’s oeuvre explores connectivity, drawing inspiration from the intricacies of her day-to-day life. Shiota investigates manifestations of her emotional experiences, transforming her most intimate thoughts and experiences into art. The crisscrossing threads and pencil marks represent the complex web of human relationships; weaving through our experiences, memories and aspirations.

    Shiota has exhibited worldwide and gained widespread acclaim for her participation in the 56th Venice Biennale in 2015 where she represented Japan.

    This original artwork by Chiharu Shiota is available for immediate purchase.

Artist's Biography

Chiharu Shiota