OVERVIEW

Yugo Isaji (b. 1985, Gifu, Japan) currently based in Tokyo, graduated the sculpture course in Tama Art University with a bachelor’s degree in 2008. In 2019 he stayed in Sweden as the fellowship of the research project of Pola Art Foundation. Isaji’s artistic approach derives from his experience in Munster Sculpture Project, Germany, where he “wandered the streets” in search of artworks but “then everything began to seem like sculptures.” He calls this phenomenon “sculpture intoxication.” The artist has been creating sculptures by finding the plasticity from daily products (such as pen, plastic bottle, Lego®︎) and by using those structures itself. The materials seem to freed from given roles and meanings of the product. Furthermore, the artist believes that looking at such artworks not only relate to the experience of interpretation but also relates to one’s body.

HISTORY