Leather, plywood

204 x 204 x 183 cm (80 5/16 x 80 5/16 x 72 1/16 in.)

A triangle placed on the ground and joined in a corner of the piece, the ochre coloured surface of Koji Enokura’s Untitled gives the effect of an inexplicably split and gaping bare ground. A certain vitality emerges from this black “mouth” that pierces the leather surface on plywood: this dark grooved surface opens onto the depths of the flat work, whose 3D appearance is suddenly revealed to the viewer.

The use of leather, a raw, living material, refers directly to the techniques developed by the Mono-ha movement, which Enokura was close to in the 1960s and 1970s. The footprint of an art that interacts with the body, Untitled urges viewers to become aware of their being within the exhibition space.

The sculpture Untitled by Koji Enokura belongs to the Pinault Collection. It was first shown at the “Prima Materia” (“Raw Material”) exhibition at the Punta della Dogana.