If you are in Roppongi you’d better drop in to the Roppongi Hills A/D Gallery to see the Tetsuya Ono and Wataru Itou exhibition of excellent modern paper art. Tetsuya Ono was new for me but Wataru Itou is one of the most ambitious artists in the world, famous for his massive Castle on the Ocean. Here he exhibits many architectural works of paper. Ono’s “paper mecha” are absolutely stunning as well! Entrance free.
The name of this work of art, a moving, lit installation in lacquer, paper and cypress wood is called 夕日に架かる街 in Japanese, which although is pretty straightforward has my stumped as for a good translation in English. A Town Bridged By the Setting Sun? I really don’t know how to say it in English. This is the latest work by the young super nova of Japanese art, Wataru Itou (伊藤 航), whom you might remember from the glorious paper castle I posted a couple of years ago. This one was exhibited in Tokyo’s Marunouchi Building a couple of months ago. Of course the rope way car is moving! I’m looking forward to following his career!