"Underground Palace" Mosaic by Toyoharu Kii

2017
$2,180 USD
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Dimensions
W: 18.75" D: 1.5" H: 16.5"
Materials
Marble
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Collection #
CTOYK058
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$350

A leader of the cross-cultural craft resurgence, Japan-based artist Toyoharu Kii creates his intricate mosaics with hand-cut Italian marble and smalti, Venetian glass made by the same Italian family for over 400 years. Using traditional Italian techniques, Kii’s art is nonetheless modern. It is monochromatic, abstract, and highly textured and highlights the involved and technical art of mosaic making. In this mosaic entitled "Underground Palace," Kii imagines the remains of a grand structure now buried in the earth. Tracing its outline in subtle changes in direction and density, Kii uncovers moments of rigidity, destruction, and chaotic beauty.

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