an exhibition of wooden sculptures

Hideo Sawada

16 March – 16 April 2023

Time & Style Amsterdam

Time & Style Amsterdam is pleased to present a solo exhibition of wooden sculptures by Japanese sculptor Hideo Sawada.

The motifs of his works, including human figures and Buddhist statues, are simple in form with no facial features. They embody the subtractive thinking that governs the Japanese sense of beauty, which he achieved only because he studied sculpture in Japan and Germany, East and West. We feel that his method of carving away the unnecessary, allowing the essence to emerge and leaving blank spaces to the interpretation of the viewer has some overlap with the way we at Time & Style create our products. It is the opposite of the classical Western sculpture, which has pursued perfection. We are pleased to introduce Hideo Sawada’s works together with Time & Style’s interior products, presented in a space filled with historic Western architecture in Amsterdam.

Hideo Sawada

1955 Born in Saitama Prefecture, Japan.

1985 Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts, Department of Sculpture.

1987 Completed Graduate School of Fine Arts at Tokyo University of the Arts, and went to Germany as a German Government Scholarship student.

1989 Completed Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg, became a Meisterschüler, and returned to Japan.

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