“I love beautiful things, and I want to

indCharacterized by an aesthetic of flawlessness and a strong attention to detail, Sone’s oeuvre combines materials and themes that are both organic and man-made. Best known for his marble sculptures of landscapes, Sone renders the typically two-dimensional genre in a three-dimensional medium

Hiroji began his career assisting Magnum

indSone's work encompasses sculpture; drawings; performance; and video–it is also difficult to locate culturally. Although Sone has lived his entire life in Japan, primarily Tokyo, his work does not exploit his heritage. Nor does it aim to emulate strategies of western art. Rather it strives to create its own poetic vocabulary not connected to a particular culture, but to culture at large

“I love beautiful things, and I want to

indSone’s artificial nature is pristine and also pure like the Garden of Eden before God created Adam and Eve. It is as if the artist doesn’t allow the man to interact with his objects in order to deny him the chance to destroy the beauty of his fake but perfect world. Sone loves bright colors and the haptic quality of an object. In his schematic and seemingly naïve childish paintings, mostly full of green sunlit palm trees he seems to embrace the exoticism without mocking it.

Hiroji began his career assisting Magnum

indWhat makes the art by Sone so intriguing and fresh is his apparent disinterest for references. Combining organic and synthetic materials like soil, plants, metal and rattan, the artist allows natural and artificial structures to intertwine with each other to create a superficial reality that amazes his viewers.

Kubota has proved to be a remarkably

ind“I like sculpture where you can feel time,” says Sone, referring to the geological time it took for marble to form as well as to the speed with which time moves in cities, with traffic and construction, and the time it takes him to make the sculptures. When those three ideas of time are compressed, he says, “I just forget my ego.”