Hiraki Sawa

Drawing for ‘absent / tower’

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Year 2020
Medium Inking pen, watercolour and acrylic colour on paper
Dimensions 29.7 x 21 cm
Top pick Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, Actor

About the work

I see the light house as a symbol of a moment in the present, with the beams of light it projects as the past or the future. The direction of time is muddled or hidden by the textures of my mind – thoughts, phantasms, illusions, apparitions.

About the artist:

Born 1977 Kanazawa, Hiraki Sawa lives and works in London and Kanazawa. Graduated from MFA Sculpture, Slade School of Fine Art, University College London (2003).

Sawa works in installation, video, drawing, painting and sculpture.

His works are held in public and private collections including the Arts Council Collection, London; Hayward Gallery, London; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.; Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC; Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo; Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis; and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. 

Selected exhibitions include /home, Ota Fine Arts Tokyo (2021); absent, Project Fulfill Art Space, Taipei (2020); Memoria paralela, Museo Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona (2019); fantasmagoria, Parafin, London (2018); Wilderness, The New Art Gallery, Walsall (2018); Sapporo International Art Festival 2017 (2017); fig.2, ICA, London (2015); 12e Biennale de Lyon. Entre-temps… Brusquement, Et ensuite, Lyon (2013); Under the Box, Beyond the Bounds, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery (2014); and Figment, James Cohan Gallery, New York (2013).

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