Yutaka Sone's "Little Manhattan" is Carved From MarbleJuxtapoz // Thursday, 03 Apr 2014
Carved from marble, Yutaka Sone's "Little Manhattan" sculpture recreates a bird-eye's view with incredible painstaking architectural details replicated from trips on helicopters, Google Earth, and photographs. Across 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. A conceptual framework, paired with a meticulous attention to detail, has characterized his practice since the early 1990s, informing equally his self-contained jungle environments, life-size roller coasters, magnified snowflakes, and staged events. His sculptural works in particular attest to a profound interest in landscapes, whether natural or architectural, and their ability to capture light relates them to a genre primarily associated with painting and photography.