YOSHIHITO UNE
SAN JOSE, California - United States



Original Artworks (4)

Yoshihito Une; Untitled, 2001, Original Pottery, 8 x 8 inches.
Yoshihito Une
Original Pottery, 2001
8 x 8 inches (20.3 x 20.3 cm)
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Yoshihito Une; Untitled, 2001, Original Sculpture Mixed, 26 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 This is a Tokonoma piece....
Yoshihito Une
Original Mixed Media Sculpture, 2001
26 x 24 inches (66.0 x 61.0 cm)
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Yoshihito Une; Small Mon, 2001, Original Sculpture Bronze, 10 x 10 inches. Artwork description: 241 This is a model of MON.  ...
Yoshihito Une
Original Bronze Sculpture, 2001
10 x 10 inches (25.4 x 25.4 cm)
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Yoshihito Une; MON, 2001, Original Sculpture Wood, 95 x 97 inches. Artwork description: 241
Yoshihito Une
Original Wood Sculpture, 2001
95 x 97 inches (241.3 x 246.4 cm)
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Artist Statement

"Mon" is a gate or a gateway in English. Mon in general are situated between two spaces, typically private property and public property. In some cultures a Mon also has a spiritual meaning. Growing up in Japan I still remember being taught to always refresh my mind when entering the Mon into a temple or a shrine. This element of "mind refreshing" is a major theme of this particular work. By using Japanese caligraphic strokes into a three-dimensional object the front and the back have slight altered forms.
Furthermore, it has always been of great importance to me to include the element of actual physical experience into my works. I have tried to make a work of large dimensions without the overpowering atmosphere typically created by enormous works.
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