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b. 1975, Japan

Takahiro Iwasaki Biography

Takahiro Iwasaki sculpts miniature landscapes from unexpected materials. Bath towels, electrical tape, toothbrushes and human hair transform from the mundane to the extraordinary. Drawing on Japan's industrial history, Iwasaki recreates factories, ferris wheels and radio towers that present a snapshot of a bygone era. Far from being glamourous monuments, Iwasaki's sculptures are melancholy, recalling the late trauma of warfare, and more recent natural disasters in Japan that have left a psychological imapact on contemporary audiences.

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Born in Hiroshima, Iwasaki recieved an MFA from Edinburgh College of Art, and a Ph.D. from Hiroshima City University. In 2010, his Structural Phase Transition Model was exhibited at Art 41 Basel. Iwasaki has also exhibited extensively in Scotland, Germany, China and Japan. His works are held in public collection internationally including at the Yokohama Museum of Art. the Mori Art Museum, the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and the Queensland Art Gallery in Brisbane.

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