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© Shota Suzuki
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Shota Suzuki

Shota Suzuki Metal sculptor
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The transitory beauty of nature

  • • Shota’s hyper-realistic sculptures capture the flow of time
  • • He combines traditional Japanese metalworking with modern machinery
  • • He works with different metals to achieve nuanced natural colours

Shota Suzuki is a keen observer of the fragile and changing cycles of everyday nature. Fascinated by jewellery since childhood, Shota studied metalworking in university and quickly discovered the joy of manipulating metal. Ever since producing his first realistic metal plants for his graduation exhibition, he has continued to find inspiration in anonymous plants, humbly existing in his daily surroundings in Kyoto. By combining traditional and modern metalworking techniques, Shota's hyper-realistic metal sculptures masterfully capture the life force of plants. His wish to direct the viewer’s awareness to nature's beauty in plain sight, manifests in highlighting the poetic presence of these precious living organisms.

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Works

  • © Shota Suzuki
  • © Shota Suzuki
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Photo: © Shota Suzuki
The Dandelion Circle

By including both the flower and seed head in one piece, this work represents the life cycle of a dandelion. To minimize environmental impact, recycled gold from urban mines was used to create this piece.

Length 32 cm
Width 16 cm
Height 33 cm

Photo: © Shota Suzuki
The Dandelion Circle

By including both the flower and seed head in one piece, this work represents the life cycle of a dandelion.

Length 32 cm
Width 16 cm
Height 38 cm

Photo: © Shota Suzuki
The Violet Oxalis

This piece is about a pink wood sorrel blooming in a nook. Shota Suzuki created this work with the hope that many viewers will become aware of the beautiful anonymous weeds blooming along the roadside.

Height 8 cm
Diameter 6.5 cm

Photo: © Shota Suzuki
The Oxalis

This piece is about a yellow wood sorrel blooming in a nook. Shota Suzuki created this work with the hope that many viewers will become aware of the beautiful anonymous weeds blooming along the roadside.

Length 30 cm
Width 10 cm
Height 13 cm

Photo: © Shota Suzuki
The Blowing

This work visualises wind-flow by sculpting the movements of dry zelkova leaves blowing in the wind. Shota Suzuki created this work because he was moved by the beauty of the dry zelkova leaves dancing in the gust of wind in front of the Kyoto City Hall.

Length 49 cm
Width 17 cm
Height 14 cm

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