- toshihiro komatsu home

- Statement

My work is about the relationships between built spaces I myself have encountered, the people who live and work there, and the nearby environment. I went to Germany in 1994 and then lived in the Netherlands (1994-97) and the United States (1997-2002). At present, I reside in Kyoto. My investigative method is to study the architectural peculiarities of a place and define its identity, creating specific works for that particular place in response to the individual architectural cases I have encountered in the cities of various countries (artists' studios, offices, private homes, exhibition spaces, for example). In another sense, I reconstruct the traditional spatial relationship between inside and outside, creating all sorts of work by the relocation or reconstruction of built spaces or changing their scale. Using temporary structures, sculpture, models, photography, drawing, and other media, I indicate different ways of seeing a single space. My research results may take the form of an indoor installation or various sizes and types of architectural models or pavilions placed in a variety of situations in public spaces.