Kainyusa (Gap of the Entrance to the Space)


11 natural stones, 21 cut stones, 30 zinc plates

Variable dimensions

A maze structure occupies the ground, guiding the imagination across the obstacles, showing a way “towards space”. The installation Kainyusa (Gap of the Entrance to the Space), includes thirty-two rocks placed on a zinc plate cut to the exact size of the cut stones, and the cut elements are put back on their upper side, in an inversion of the work and the ground beneath it.

By leaning on the reflective metal surface, Koshio Suga stresses the differences of the two types of stone used: the rough surface of the natural stone interacts with the smooth, clean cut stone surface. The intrinsic link between art and the environment, dear to Suga, is revealed here with a visual extension of the sculpture beyond the zinc plate, giving the impression that the work develops in space.

Koshio Suga’s sculpture Kainyusa (Gap of the Entrance to the Space) belongs to the Pinault Collection. It was first shown at the “Prima Materia” (“Raw Material”) exhibition at the Punta della Dogana.