New York based artist Jacob Hashimoto uses sculpture, painting, and installation, to create complex worlds from a range of modular components: bamboo-and-paper kites, model boats, even Astroturf-covered blocks. His accretive, layered compositions reference video games, virtual environments, and cosmology, while also remaining deeply rooted in art-historical traditions notably, landscape-based abstraction, modernism, and handcraft. Most recently, he collaborated with an astrophysicist to create paintings that depict alternate representations of outer space.
Hashimoto has been featured in solo museum exhibitions at LA MoCA’s Pacific Design Center, Rice Gallery at Rice University, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome (MACRO) and the Fondazione Querini Stampalia in Venice. He has also staged solo shows at Mary Boone in New York, Rhona Hoffman Gallery in Chicago, Studio La Citta in Verona, and Galerie Forsblom in Helsinki, among others. His work is in the collections of The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Saastamoinen Foundation (EMMA), Espoo, Finland, Schauwerk, Sindelfingen, DE, The California Endowment, Los Angeles, and numerous other public collections.