Through sometimes quirky, always thought-provoking art, Shunsuke Kawasaki explores the themes of creation and destruction, nature and technology. The multidisciplinary artist creates mind-expanding works whether they are on paper with pen and ink, colored pencil, or watercolor, or are sculptures. Kawasaki smoothly draws intricate lines into his paintings. As these lines converge they form images that resemble the cells of living organisms. The curves and repetition of the lines symbolize the cyclical pattern of creation. Ultimately, the paintings represent “ultimate destruction,” the idea that death is inevitable even if it gives way to new life.
Utilizing the non-biodegradable plastic ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadience Styrene), Kawasaki speaks on the destruction of the environment. In crafting the material into robots that could never be found in nature, he forewarns of the trend toward artificial replacement. Shunsuke Kawasaki was born in Osaka, Japan, in the tail end of the 1970s, and currently works in Xiamen, China.