David Umemoto Monuments at Modern Shapes
Modern Shapes is proud to present David Umemoto "Monuments"
OPENING 15th of MARCH 2018 with artist David Umemoto
from 17:00 til 20:00
with drinks & food
EXHIBITION from March 15th till April 08th 2018
Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday
From 13:00 till 18:00
David Umemoto's modular cubic sculptures are studies of volume—at the juncture of sculpture and architecture . The miniature concrete structures are monumental and re-arrangable, conveying numerous images. A practicing architect, the Montreal-based Umemoto imagines the most incredible and complex modular building systems, which his brings to life in miniature form using concrete. Described by the artist as “an exploration of the patterns and codes embedded in our environment,” After using a system of carefully regulated casts, Umemoto choreographs these into sculptural arrangements. Formed entirely from concrete, the sculptures expose the rawness of the unrefined material. Each form can be interconnected, disconnected and rearranged to generate endless artistic compositions, resulting in a constant state of transformation. Umemoto explains his work as a highly codified and rigorous construction of an extensive modular system where each element can be added or subtracted to give place to a new unique work.