Family photo in studio, Amsterdam

DRIPPINGS

 

"I am obsessed with the explosive forces of nature.” - Shinkichi Tajiri

 

The Red Brick series dated from 1956 to 1965 and overlapped a series called Drippings. These drippings coincided with the birth of his two daughters and carried titles such as Germination, Seed and Blossom. These sculptures were formed and brazed together from the spillage of bronze while casting.

 

text: S. Tajiri, Autobiographical notations, Kempen Publishers, 1993

photo above: Studio in Amsterdam, 1959

© Bram Wisman/Maria Austria Institute

 

Seed, 1959
Seed, 1959

Bronze, 145 cm Private collection

Nagasaki, 1957
Nagasaki, 1957

Bronze, 200 cm Private collection

Figure, 1960
Figure, 1960

Bronze, 200 cm Private collection

Head, 1961
Head, 1961

Bronze, 95 cm Collection: Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

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