September 13, 2013

Ishibashi Yui - 'Humans On The Planet Plant'

Ishibashi Yui is a 28-year-old Japanese artist who is based in Tokyo where also went to Tama Art University and was graduated, in 2010. Just as natural forces through out veins, plants have their own internal network for keeping themselves alive. Yui creates sculptures and paintings which show the symbiotic relationship between the human - although perhaps because of the white bodies and softness, depending on the point of view, they give the viewer a from-another planet idea/sense - and the plant world that nourishes and deplete each other. Using a variety of materials such as wood, resin, clay, stone powder, cloth and steel wire, her protrusions seem to be either painful or somehow cute. Please check out her website -