The Mine

Booth R5
Dubai, UAE

Yasuaki Onishi
Osaka, 1979
Lives And Works in Osaka

Yasuaki Onishi, Vertical emptiness (organic parabola), 2013, wire, glue, urea, other, 285 x 570 x 860 cm, Courtesy of Yasuaki Onishi

Yasuaki Onishi’s practice is signposted by his inimitable interior landscapes. His vast, spatial installations have traversed the galleries of FRAC Centre, France and the National Museum of Art, Japan (NMAO), Sharjah Art Museum, UAE, earning the artist multiple grants, including the prestigious Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award, New York, USA.  Onishi’s composite worlds are constructed using polyethylene and black glue among other industrial hardware that somewhat defy the laws of gravity. Though airless in materiality, his light-weight sculptures penetrate architectural borders that grounds its viewer and engages the memory. Yasuaki Onishi, born 1979, lives in Osaka, Japan, and holds a masters degree in sculpture from Kyoto University of Arts. Yasuaki Onishi is represented by The Mine Gallery, where he has had two solo shows Vertical Volume, 2016 and Reverse Of Volume, MI, 2013.

Originally founded in 2014 in Dubai as an arts incubator, The Mine has since evolved into a nomadic art gallery which exhibits a roaming program, framed by an anarchic curatorial approach. With a focus on emerging contemporary artists, The Mine aims to foster a progressive contemporary platform in relation to new spaces.


Sanaz Askari, Founder