Los Angeles-based artist Kazuki Takizawa uses glass’s dual ability to be transparent and opaque, durable and fragile, as a metaphor for living with bipolar disorder and to destigmatize mental illness. In his first solo museum exhibition ‘Tomoshibi’, meaning lamp or small light in Japanese, Takizawa stages his elaborately crafted glass vessels and installations in a darkened gallery, where lighting and shadows become integral aspects of the works.
Tomoshibi: Glass Works by Kazuki Takizawa
On view through September 12, 2021
Los Angeles, California
[Image: Kazuki Takizawa, Stopper-Driven, 2019. Blown glass,
dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist.]