Yoshiki Uchida
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Yoshiki Uchida

In my work, I create organic creatures using inorganic metals. I create Kanamono Art by arranging hardware, both precisely and accidentally. I work in the Japanese form of kanamono, which translated, simply means hardware, and includes forty eight types of objects, such as pliers, screws, and forty six others of the like. With this hardware, I construct puzzle-like sculptures derived primarily from the animal kingdom. The work is large, looming, and grow less discernible the closer one gets, leaving the viewer with a sense of discomfort from the jarring difference of perception.

Why are the numbers of the Kanamono parts forty-eight? Four implies death, and eight signifies eternal life and infinity in Japanese. Thus, my works using 48 Kanamono parts indicate the eternal theme of the meaning of life.

In recent years, Kanamono Art has been linked with traditional Japanese technology. Due to the collaboration with craftsmen from all over Japan, there have been various interpretations of this art form. Often, the mysterious world born from Kanamono balance with technology and a sense of commitment from proud Japanese craftsmen.

I feel fortunate to represent part of traditional craftsmanship through Kanamono Art in a modern world where this trade is declining and have a strong desire to see it succeed in many various forms.


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Yoshiki Uchida - Arigato Lithograph, Prints View on a wall Arigato, 2019
Lithograph
16.5" x 23.5"
$5500


Arigato, 2019
Lithograph
16.5" x 23.5"
$5500
Yoshiki Uchida - Tame Etching, Prints View on a wall Tame, 2017
Etching
20.5" x 29.5"
$5000


Tame, 2017
Etching
20.5" x 29.5"
$5000
Yoshiki Uchida - Be Angry / Kyoto Engraving Woodcut Print on Paper, Sculpture View on a wall Be Angry / Kyoto Engraving, 2019
Woodcut Print on Paper
35.5" x 47.5"
$10000


Be Angry / Kyoto Engraving, 2019
Woodcut Print on Paper
35.5" x 47.5"
$10000
Yoshiki Uchida - Leaping Monoprint, Prints View on a wall Leaping, 2016
Monoprint
11" x 14"
$3000


Leaping, 2016
Monoprint
11" x 14"
$3000
Yoshiki Uchida - Contemplation Etching, Prints View on a wall Contemplation, 2017
Etching
20.5" x 29.5"
$6000


Contemplation, 2017
Etching
20.5" x 29.5"
$6000
Yoshiki Uchida - Chaos Lithograph, Prints View on a wall Chaos, 2017
Lithograph
23" x 23"
$5000


Chaos, 2017
Lithograph
23" x 23"
$5000
Yoshiki Uchida - Cosmos Mixed Media, Mixed Media View on a wall Cosmos, 2019
Mixed Media
52" x 17"
$5000


Cosmos, 2019
Mixed Media
52" x 17"
$5000
Yoshiki Uchida - Way of God Monoprint, Prints View on a wall Way of God, 2015
Monoprint
24" x 35.5"
$6500


Way of God, 2015
Monoprint
24" x 35.5"
$6500
Yoshiki Uchida - Kanamonogram Washi, Woodblock Print, Mixed Media View on a wall Kanamonogram, 2019
Washi, Woodblock Print
11" x 16"

Limited Edition of 30
$1500


Kanamonogram, 2019
Washi, Woodblock Print
11" x 16"

Limited Edition of 30
$1500
Yoshiki Uchida - Fake / Kyoto Casting Copper, Sculpture View on a wall Fake / Kyoto Casting, 2019
Copper
12" x 12" x 4"
$10000


Fake / Kyoto Casting, 2019
Copper
12" x 12" x 4"
$10000
Yoshiki Uchida - Happiness Bird Lithograph, Prints View on a wall Happiness Bird, 2014
Lithograph
15" x 10"
$4000


Happiness Bird, 2014
Lithograph
15" x 10"
$4000
Yoshiki Uchida - Fake the Spirit Lithograph, Prints View on a wall Fake the Spirit, 2019
Lithograph
26" x 38"
$7500


Fake the Spirit, 2019
Lithograph
26" x 38"
$7500
Yoshiki Uchida - Meditation / Kyoto Engraving Etching, Prints View on a wall Meditation / Kyoto Engraving, 2019
Etching
52" x 31.5"
$12000


Meditation / Kyoto Engraving, 2019
Etching
52" x 31.5"
$12000
Yoshiki Uchida - Offensive Lithograph, Prints View on a wall Offensive, 2019
Lithograph
12" x 18"

Limited Edition of 30
$2500


Offensive, 2019
Lithograph
12" x 18"

Limited Edition of 30
$2500
Yoshiki Uchida - Resonance / Kaga Yuzen Mixed Media, Mixed Media View on a wall Resonance / Kaga Yuzen, 2019
Mixed Media
43" x 59"
$5000


Resonance / Kaga Yuzen, 2019
Mixed Media
43" x 59"
$5000

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