Sayaka Ganz: Reclaimed Creations

Sayaka Ganz: Reclaimed Creations



Sayaka Kajita Ganz was born in Yokohama, Japan, and grew up living in Japan, Brazil, and Hong Kong. Ganz utilizes reclaimed plastic objects like brush strokes which appear visibly unified at a distance through separate at close proximity. She describes her style as “3D Impressionism”. Sculptures in this exhibition include recent work depicting animals in motion which are rich in colour and energy that create an illusion of form.

Exhibit contents include a range of subjects fabrication in reclaimed materials. Sized for a gallery space of approximately 2,000 sq. ft. is accompanied by video showing the artist at work in her studio and lecturing about her style and technique.

“One of the important tasks for artists of our time is to bring more of the natural world back into people’s lives, especially in urban areas. When we encounter the true wonders of nature, the beauty we behold transcends our intellects and reaches directly to our hearts. I desire a similar response from viewers of my work: to provoke a re-examination of our relationship to the natural world.” – Sayaka Ganz


作家より: 「神道では生物だけでなく自然や人工物にも霊が宿っていると考えられており、私もそれを信じる一人です。道端に打ち捨てられた何か、古道具屋の棚に晒されている何か、こんなものを見ると、私はこれらが愛おしく、これらのものを喜ばせたいという気持ちが湧いてくるのです。この様な共感は素材に関係なく、あらゆる打ち捨てられた物たちに感じられますが、現在は主に一般家庭で広く使われているプラスティック製品、それらが廃材となった物を利用して、躍動感に満ち存在感を周囲に放つ動物を造形しています。プラスティック製品は手に入りやすく、かつ曲面のバラエティーが豊富なので、これら部品を筆のタッチである様に組み合わせ、ゴッホの作品のようなヴォリューム間を狙っています。」

Languages: English, Japanese
 Priced According to Duration of Display
Shipping Cost:
Inbound, one-way
Minimum Rental Period:
8 weeks
Under 5,000 sq ft / 465 sq m
2020 and beyond 
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Original Objects:
 10 Sculptures 

Supplementary Materials:
Education, Press, Registration, and Retail

North Carolina Arboretum, Asheville, NC
September 22, 2018 – January 6, 2019

Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, Delray Beach, FL
February 14 – May 12, 2019

Stamford Museum & Nature Center, Stamford, CT
June 29 – September 2, 2019

Asian Arts & Culture Center, Towson, MD (Pending)
September 19 – December 8, 2019

New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Albuquerque, NM (Pending)
January 4 – May 17, 2020

The Springs Preserve, Las Vegas, NV (Pending)
June 18 – September 13, 2020


For more information, please contact:

Lending Organization: David J. Wagner, L.L.C
Contact Person: David J. Wagner, Ph.D., Curator/Tour Director
Telephone: +1.414.221.6878