Crystal colonies

Tokujin Yoshioka’s "Crystallize" exhibition of grown paintings and sculptures is the Japanese artist/designer's largest solo exhibition to date.

Tokujin Yoshioka’s Crystallize exhibition showcases a collection of work by the Japanese artist and designer that illustrates the energy and beauty of nature as part of the art itself.

Yoshioka investigates the possibilities of crystal when combined with natural elements such as sound and light to create pieces that are organic and highlight the actual natural act of growth.

Nature may not actively produce "beauty" but it is filled with the energy to create it, says Yoshioka.

The designer presents a selection of his work over the last few years that each takes its form from the power of nature. Works featured in the exhibition are: Waterfall (2006); Swan Lake (2013); Spider’s Thread (2013); Rose (2013); Rainbow Church (2010); Ray of Light (2013); and Honey-pop (2001).

Crystallize is Yoshioka’s largest solo exhibition to date and will be on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo until 19 January 2014.