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Yasuaki Kuroda
黒田 恭章

1986
Born in Japan
2010
Musashino Art University, Department of Industrial, Interior and Craft Design, B.A.
2012
Musashino Art University, Department of Industrial, Interior and Craft Design, M.A.

Awards

2019
“Face” Exhibition
2016
Grand prix at “Tokyo Wonder Wall 2016 Award”
2014
“Terrada Art Award”

Solo Exhibitions

2018
“Lines & Agency”, Aoyama Tomihiro, Tokyo
2017
TWS-Emerging “contextile”, Tokyo Wonder Site Hongo, Tokyo

Group Exhibition

2019
"CENTURY. idee bauhaus", drj - dr.julius | ap, Berlin
2019
"FACE 2019", Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Museum of Art, Tokyo
2018
"#", Cindy Rucker Gallery, New York
2016
"Tokyo Wonder Wall 2016", Tokyo Wonder Site Shibuya, Tokyo
2014
"Terrada Art Award" Exhibition, T-Art Gallery, Tokyo
Introduction

We are living in the world of words. Words make the objects possible for us. The meaning of words attach the outline to the objects, and we live inside of this prescribed Matrix. My primary interest resides in the place where threads are connected with words. ’Text‘ derives from Latin ’texere‘ (‘to weave‘) and textiles appear, before texts, and function as a linguistic system for communication and recording.
My work is to choose from several hundred naturally dyed silk threads and weave them together. For one piece of my textile, there are from thousand to tens of thousands of selections of different colors of threads required. All my choices are recorded in this fabric. My ’text‘ is written here with my threads. Like a human appears due to the choice of words he or she makes, like choices that we make shape today’s me and you, like ‘Me’ is a record of the choices I made, what appears in this fabric made of thousands of threads is what I am.
Nevertheless, when I confront what I have woven, I encounter something that is difficult to grasp. There is Me in this text(ile) but also something that exists at the distance. I am the one who makes the choice of the threads, I am the weaver of the threads and the creator of the fabric. It seems that I am the subject and the sole authority here, but actually it is not only me who chooses the threads. The Threads themselves choose the choice I make.
I pick up the thread, but in the same time it grasps me. I am the subject of the thread, but thread is also a subject that operates with Me as an object. (Yasuaki Kuroda)

Serected Works
About blue
2018
object
naturally dyed silk threads
80.3x80.3
original
available
About blue (detail)
2018
object
naturally dyed silk threads
80.3x80.3
original
available
Waiting for the morning
2018
object
naturally dyed silk threads
112×153.5cm
original
available
Waiting for the morning (detail)
2018
object
naturally dyed silk threads
112×153.5cm
original
available
playground 2
2018
object
naturally dyed silk threads
53×45.5cm
original
available
playground 2 (detail)
2018
object
naturally dyed silk threads
53×45.5cm
original
available
playground 1
2018
object
naturally dyed silk threads
53×45.5cm
original
available
playground 1 (detail)
2018
object
naturally dyed silk threads
53×45.5cm
original
available
Alone - With You
2016
object
naturally dyed silk threads
116.7x91
original
available
Alone - With You (detail)
2016
object
naturally dyed silk threads
116.7x91
original
available
All Otherness 1
2016
object
naturally dyed silk threads
85x85
original
available
All Otherness 1 (detail)
2016
object
naturally dyed silk threads
85x85
original
available
Silence Gently Kept On Working
2015
object
naturally dyed silk threads
97x162
original
available
Silence Gently Kept On Working (detail)
2015
object
naturally dyed silk threads
97x162
original
available
Midnight Departure
2015
object
naturally dyed silk threads
97x162
original
available
Midnight Departure (detail)
2015
object
naturally dyed silk threads
97x162
original
available
breakthrough
2014
object
naturally dyed silk threads
112.5x170
original
available
breakthrough (detail)
2014
object
naturally dyed silk threads
112.5x170
original
available