Working with a small group of assistants from his studio in Shanghai, China, Koorida uses stone as his primary medium to create large-scale, technically ambitious projects. The transformative practice of his work is largely achieved by hand carving and polishing. Existence, a five-part granite sculpture, is an archetypal project for the sculptor.
Masayuki Koorida. Existence, 2012. Granite, 5 elements – dimensions variable. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, Michigan. © Masayuki Koorida.