10/12/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/11/2020 20:10
＜Overview of public art＞
Release date: Friday, October 16, 2020
Artist: Tokujin Yoshioka
Title of work: 'Crystal of Light'
Size: Approximately 1.65 m length, 3.5 m width
Location: Tokyo Metro Ginza Station Exit B6 area
Born in 1967. Established his own studio, TOKUJIN
YOSHIOKA INC. in 2000. Active in the fields of design, architecture and contemporary art, he is highly acclaimed globally with the poetic works themed on light.
The glass bench exhibited at Musée d'Orsay called 'Water Block,' the crystal prism architecture 'Rainbow Church,' the natural crystal chair 'VENUS,' the glass teahouse 'KOU-AN,' and the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Torch are some of the many masterpieces announced.
Many of his works are chosen as part of permanent collections in world renowned museums, including the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and the Musée National d'Art Moderne (Centre Pompidou).
He has won many international awards including Mainichi Design Award, The Art Encouragement Prizes for New Artist, Design Miami Designer of the Year, and Milano Design Award.
He was selected by Newsweek magazine as one of the 100 Most Respected Japanese in the World.