Kou Kouno The World of Leather Sculpture - Natural History of Beasts, Shellfish, Grass and Insects
December 04, 2014 - December 13, 2014
This is "The world of living creatures" of Kouno, who enjoyed catching insects at a shrine as a young boy.
Using cowhide as his primary medium, Kouno creates precise and bold forms.
From the form of a beetle and other creatures to a humanoid figure with wings, Kouno takes a very real material and crafts out of it, an atmosphere of mystery and an expanding sense of fantasy.
"Taking an inanimate object which was once a by-product of life, and instilling in it a new form resembling life - it is this poetic space which I am attracted to and wish to experiment in. " - Kou Kouno