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Akiko MashimaAkiko Mashima

Akiko Mashima


 

September 8 - Oct. 20, 2017

opening reception

Friday, Sept. 8 (6-8pm)

 

 

 

 

AKIKO MASHIMA

 

"For the past few years, I have been creating both sculptures and drawings. Although they are dimensionally different, my intentions remain the same. My drawings are the result of expressing the image of three-dimensional space without any limitations of medium, whereas the process of intimately sharing two-dimensional space with the medium results in my sculptures. I am interested in expressing the three-dimensional feeling (volume, side) through both two-dimensional and three-dimensional worlds. This however does not only mean 2D or 3D, but also involves the concept of existence and reality. Regarding these experiences, I have added color to my new works. I have used color in my wooden pieces in the past, but this will be my first time acknowledging the works to have a colored side. I would like to see how the colored sides, the pieces, and space will all respond to each other in a gallery setting, and at the same time wish the existence of space itself to be emphasized. When facing the work and identifying the existence of many things, I feel as if I am immersed in the space. I believe this leads to confronting myself. Even though each viewer may experience something different when standing in front of the works, I would be extremely happy if the viewer is able to discover something within himself/herself. I wish to create a space where the works approach the viewer.

     - Akiko Mashima


Japanese artist Akiko Mashima (born 1952 in Saga, Japan) studied sculpture at the Musashino Art University in 1976, before transitioning to the Brooklyn Museum Art School in 1978-1979, and to the Art Students League (1979-1980). She lives in New York City and in Kanagawa, Japan.

Our Volta Basel project includes a selection of sculptures spanning fifteen years of Mashima’s practice.

She is the recipient of a Robert Smithson Memorial Scholarship in Sculpture (1978-1979), and received a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant in 1988. Her work has been included in solo exhibitions in New York as well as in her native Japan since 1977, and was successfully represented since the mid-90’s by well known New York gallery OK Harris, founded by longtime art dealer Ivan Karp after leaving the Leo Castelli gallery in October 1969, and until Karp passed away, in 2012.


Her upcoming solo exhibition at Maus Contemporary opens September 8.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Akiko Mashima    02-30

2002

wood, paint

31,5 by 11,5 by 5 cm

(approx. 12.4 by 4.5 by 2 in.)

 

 

 

 

 

Akiko Mashima    02-32

2002

wood, paint

34 by 23 by 4 cm

(approx. 13.4 by 9.1 by 1.6 in.)

 

 

 

 

 

Akiko Mashima    ANGLES 02-05

2002

wood, paint

20 by 18 by 5 cm

(approx. 7.9 by 7.1 by 2 in.)

 

 

 

 

 

Akiko Mashima    ANGLES 02-06

2002

wood, paint

19,5 by 20 by 4 cm

(approx. 7.7 by 7.9 by 1.6 in.)

 

 

 

 

 

Akiko Mashima    ANGLES 02-08

2002

wood, paint

18,6 by 21 by 4,2 cm

(approx. 7.3 by 8.3 by 1.7 in.)

 

 

 

 

 

Akiko Mashima    ANGLES 02-13

2002

wood, paint

17,5 by 24,7 by 4,5 cm

(approx. 6.9 by 9.7 by 1.8 in.)

 

 

 

 

 

Akiko Mashima    SPACE 03-01

2003

wood, paint

152,5 by 137 by 6 cm

(approx. 60 by 54 by 2.4 in.)

 

 

 

 

 

Akiko Mashima    SPACE 03-03

2003

wood, paint

228 by 64 by 6 cm

(approx. 89.75 by 25.2 by 2.4 in.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Akiko Mashima    SPACE 03-8

2003

wood, paint

126 by 135 by 6 cm

(approx. 49.6 by 53.2 by 2.4 in.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Akiko Mashima    SPACE 03-09

2003

wood, paint

164 by 233 by 6 cm

(approx. 64.5 by 91.75 by 2.4 in.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Akiko Mashima    SPACE 03-10

2003

wood, paint

169 by 152,5 by 6,5 cm

(approx. 66.5 by 60 by 2.5 in.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Akiko Mashima    SPACE 03-11

2003

wood, paint

140 by 167 by 6 cm

(approx. 55.1 by 65.75 by 2.4 in.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Akiko Mashima    05-01

2005

wood, paint

259 by 254 by 28 cm

(approx. 102 by 100 by 11 in.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Akiko Mashima    05-02

2005

wood, paint

218,5 by 345,5 by 104 cm

(approx. 86 by 136 by 41 in.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Akiko Mashima    05-03

2005

wood, paint

63 by 135 by 153 cm

(approx. 49.6 by 53.2 by 2.4 in.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Akiko Mashima    05-05

2005

wood, paint

35 by 194 by 6 cm

(approx. 13.75 by 76.4 by 2.4 in.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Akiko Mashima    05-06

2005

wood, paint

55 by 40 by 9 cm

(approx. 21.6 by 15.75 by 3.5 in.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Akiko Mashima    Existence 13-01

2013

wood, paint, varnish

37 by 28,5 by 6 cm

(14.6 by 11.2 by 2.6 in.)

 

 

 

 

 

Akiko Mashima    Existence 13-06

2013

wood, paint, varnish

44 by 41,8 by 5,5 cm

(17.3 by 16.5 by 2.2 in.)

 

 

 

 

 

Akiko Mashima    Existence 14-02

2014

wood, paint, varnish

42,5 by 33,3 by 7,5 cm

(16.7 by 13.1 by 3 in.)