Concrete art at the juncture of sculpture and architecture.

Tuesday, April 06, 2021
The concrete works of David Umemoto stand as studies about volume. At the juncture of sculpture and architecture, his miniature pieces evoke temporary buildings or monuments standing on far-away lands.

The production of David Umemoto’s works follows a process of slow and silent transformation. The creative process seeks to imitate the cycles of nature, which are cycles of erosion and re-creation. Lines shift, change and are in a state of perpetual mutation due to the influence of time and weather. The natural architectures of geological strata and crystals stand as models: 

They inspire the design of the moulds in which the concrete is cast.

The ductile and infinitely adaptive nature of the material enables the production of objects that are both similar and different. The development of the works is thoughtful and iterative yet it makes room for improvisation, adaptation, and spontaneous inspiration.

Here is a collection of some of his works:

Closed Circuit. 2021.

Stairway 17. 2020.

Stairway 10. 2018.

Concrete Disclosure. 2021.

Circonvolutions 4. 2020.

You can find his work at his website here:
David Umemoto

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