Scott Rothstein

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On the Ground with Japanese Art Brut

Hisayoshi Watanabe’s figures at first appear to be simple rag dolls, but on closer inspection, they reveal themselves to be much more. Twisting, cutting and tying scraps of discarded fabric, Watanabe fabricated objects that are deliberate in their intent and distinctive in their form. Each of his works is unique, defined by materials at hand. […]