Exploring the notion of urban density and the natural collection of architecture, japanese artist katsumi hayakawa creates three-dimensional landscapes out of paper and glue. The finished pieces are initially read as a whole – a pulsating arrangement of regular shapes and volume – then as an assemblage of individual components that make up the holistic sculpture. together, systems of patterns and motifs emerge from the collective.
Painstakingly hand-crafted piece by piece, Hayakawa plays with the compositional idea of void vs. solid in the careful presentation of his work. while examining the impression of architectural density, the pieces maintain the delicate nature of the material at hand.
Text and images from It’s Nice That via Designboom