Tomohiro Inaba is an artist out of Japan who has invested his skill into a unique still of creating visual three dimensional art. Tomohiro Inaba’s unique work makes evident his attraction to iron as a principle and primary material and medium used in the process of creation and production.
Tomohiro Inaba is a young artist who successfully concluded his studies in the year 2012. His fascination with iron his medium of choice is motivated by the iron’s diverse dynamics as a physical form, the strong reason being the reaction of iron as it begins to and decay upon engaging in contact with air. This reaction practically comes into process from the moment the iron is made. In essence, his work is in fact two dimensional, some of it created from heat sensitive paper as an ephermal material. Tomohiro Inaba often incorporates everyday objects and forms into his work. He recently worked on a Straight Grass series which comprised of household refuse exhibited in several different frames.
This particular series of his works is made entirely out of solid iron wire. Contrary to their rigid structural composition, these works actually give off a fine free flowing woven appearance. These steel wire sculptures are based on a correct and solid anatomy and foundation that well supports the incredibly complex tangles and meshes of steel wire scribbles that give way to the overall form.
Tomohiro Inaba has been passionately and determinedly working on this project since the year 2003, investing a great deal of time, effort, innovation and structural manipulation in a stead process of discovery that led to the optimal and final steel wire sculptures as we see them today. These spectacular steel wire sculptures hint at different forms, including a serene fawn nibbling on grass and a sinister black skull, all basing toward a solid from their weaving and tangling mesh like, abstract representations. Have a look at a few images from his work below.