Source of inspiration: the origin of the city from the Ylostins and the Friesian stinzen plants
Materials: stainless steel, terrazzo concrete, car paint, coatings
Size: vase 1.5 m high, 6 m diameter; bouquet 4 m high
Location: a specially laid out park by the Dassenboarch
‘Speak, memory’ could be Shinji Ohmaki’s (Japan, b. 1971) motto. All his sculptures, videos and installations stem from his research into what once was, but has disappeared from our memory. Old crafts, lost traditions, vanished species of flowers: for him they are not gone – just buried under the dust of time. He believes it is his role as an artist to bring them back to life in beauty.
Shinji Ohmaki lives and works in Tokyo. Ohmaki is known for his colourful installations and video works, which have a strong physical and mental impact on the public. Ohmaki has a number of solo and group exhibition to his name in Asia and has participated in important international art events such as the Aichi Triennale and the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale. He has also designed a number of works for public spaces. He has won various prizes in Japan, China and the US.