Hideki Sugimotoi WAX SCULPTURES
2004.5.17 - 6.5
I have never known of this man, who creates wax figures that make us feel very unpleasant. It makes one wonder; why on earth I have decided to do an exhibition of his work, when I could have just left him alone to go about his own business?
Sugimoto uses a technique of his own; carving, painting, then transplanting human hair into the wax figures. The displeasing, almost sickening appearance of the sculptures may express a sense of hatred, that may surprisingly be similar to some of our daily emotions.
From his earliest work from 1991 to four new pieces, the exhibition will also feature various photographs of these sculptures taken by Suzuki Risaku.