Shigeki Hayashi: Babies In Spacesuits

Posted on June 16, 2006 Under Art

Ceramist Shigeki Hayashi makes intriguing and bizarre works of art. His life like sculptures of babies in spacesuits and S&M outfit togged femmes are examples of the "possibility of ceramic expression" as he puts it. Weird and wonderful at the same time, his work seems to address the Japanese obsession with youth and sex. His latest work, The Entertainment Ceramics 2 has 2 rows of spacesuit clad infants facing each other. Eyes closed, they appear as if they were in the womb. In some of his older work, disembodied heads seem to meld into or out of the floor, depending on the angle you view at. It’s pretty amazing work, a wee bit disturbing, but totally worth checking out.