Between gnarly chunks of concrete, basalt pillars, and clean rounds of lapis lazuli, Ramon Todo (previously) positions smooth segments of layered glass. The Tokyo-born artist splices fragments of discovered objects that in any other case can be considered refuse, like a crumbling brick from Iizuka Metropolis or coal waste, to repurpose the prevailing materials with a lustrous embellishment.
Whether or not volcanic rock or chunks of demolished structure, the ensuing juxtapositions carry the unique historical past, though they’re introduced anew. “The traits of the place. The distinctiveness of the place. Just like the recollections of the place and time,” the artist says in an interview a few current solo present at Art Front Gallery in Tokyo. “I take advantage of the rocks, particles, Bota (stone much like coal) for my works believing they’ve such recollections inside. I used the glasses as materials in the center to peek into the time and the historical past of contained in the rocks.”
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