Crystallized project // Tokujin Yoshioka

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Article by George Chronopoulos
Posted on February 12th, 2012
in Design & Tokujin Yoshioka

Unknown world stimulates the imagination and have the exceptional potential to expand perceptions of reality. The "Crystallized project" explores the mutual dependency that exists between human's memories and nature, uses it as creative inspiration, and tries to create a new "portrait" of nature that shakes up the imagination of the person who views it.

This "Crystallized project" was first started in 2007. In the exhibition at Maison & Objet 2012, Tokujin presents new works, the crystallized painting series grown by the vibration of music by Frederic Chopin , "Ballade n°1 en Sol Mineur , Op.23", "Étude Op.10 n°12 " and "Fantasie - Impromptu, Op.posth.66", crystallized rose "Rose" and the video art of "Rose".  Also, the crystallized chair "Venus-Natural crystal chair" and the crystallized painting in the aquariums are exhibited.

People normally view only one aspect of nature. At the same time, however, there are inscrutable and elusive elements of nature that human beings are not able to easily control. Crystallized works adopting the randomness or unexpectedness of nature expresses the beauty that surpasses human's imagination. Having the small crystal grown in an aquarium, a form takes its appearance over time as if Venus herself gradually emerges from water.

Crystal works, the result of the laws of nature and unpredictable beauty, give full of possibilities for the future of creation, which is believed to return to nature.


Tokujin Yoshioka