TEN FACES, 2015. KOJI HATAKEYAMA, CAST BRONZE, 18.5 X 19 X 18 (H) CM. PRIVATE COLLECTION MELBOURNE. PHOTO: DAVID MCARTHUR – TAASA Review June 2022
Koji Hatakeyama has eschewed the traditional Japanese studio system, assumed the role of the individual contemporary artist and positioned himself firmly on the international stage.
He adopts and adapts elements of the tradition as it suits his individual philosophy and practice: ‘My consciousness is veiled in bronze’ (digital catalogue).
He creates organically profound abstract landscapes on bronze surfaces with miso paste and vinegar, using gold and silver foil selectively in interior spaces...