Recent Work by Japanese Artist and Architect Yutaka Sone at David Zwirner

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artwork: Installation view of Yutaka Sone: "ISLAND" at David Zwirner, New York (September 20 - October 29, 2011). Courtesy David Zwirner, New York.


NEW YORK, NY.- David Zwirner presents an exhibition of recent work by Yutaka Sone, on view at the gallery’s 533 West 19th Street space. This is the artist’s fifth solo show since his first exhibition at the gallery in 1999.  Working in a wide range of media—predominantly sculpture but also painting, drawing, photography, video, and performance—Yutaka Sone’s work revolves around a tension between realism and perfection. The artist originally trained as an architect and an almost obsessive attention to detail and its relationship to a larger whole underpin his practice at large. Whether architectural or natural, landscapes occur throughout the artist’s oeuvre, and he frequently picks his subjects from actual locations—Hong Kong Island, Los Angeles highway junctions, a mountain range, a section of a rainforest, ski resorts, and his own backyard—recreating these to scale in paint, marble, and crystal, or using organic materials such as plants and soil.