Small, minimal and enchanting describes the sculptures of Japanese architect, Kazuhiko Tanaka. who captures the essences of daily life in this work. His artistâ€™s statement on Paris Art Web describes his penchant for small things:
â€œLike our small ancestors I am searching for a way of life in this modern age where mega sized corporations and political powers are to me like dinosaurs. I do not want power, but only to make my own way, step by step. And I want to be a friend of small things, both creatures and objects. These things may explain why I am making small figural sculptures. When I am walking in the city, not on business as an architect, just observing people walking, talking, and laughing, I realize these are the beautiful moments of their lives. These images inspire me to try to recreate them as soon as possible. Sometimes I am so absorbed I work till dawn. The experiences of my childhood are for me treasures. So, I try to dig up these almost forgotten beautiful moments and shape them into images, almost like keeping a daily journal. Ultimately, I want to reflect those treasured moments in other peopleâ€™s lives. And when I create good ones, those are blissful experiences for me.â€
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Images: Courtesy of Kazuhiko Tanaka.