Yinka Shonibare Announces Kazuya Tsuji Winner of The Grange Gardens Sculpture Prize


LONDON.- GALERIE8 announces the artist Kazuya Tsuji as the winner of the Grange Garden Sculpture project 2011. Kazuya Tsuji’s installation entitled Ripples has been chosen as the winning artwork for the new sculpture prize dedicated to the aesthetic transformation of Bermondsey in South London. The award includes prize money of £5,000 as well as up to £35,000 for materials to bring the proposal into fruition. Yinka Shonibare, the artist behind Trafalgar Square’s current Fourth Plinth commission and head judge for the Grange Gardens Sculpture Prize, described the winning entry as “a beautiful and playful recreation of water ripples in a garden pond. The water ripples sculptures exude meditative calm in the way that they are integrated into the garden design. Congratulations to him, this is a well deserved win!” Creating ripples out of grey concrete blocks, Tsuji hopes to produce a work that develops a s