Strike a pose

Text / Christian Omodeo

Mare 139, Mode 2, Phase 2, Doze Green… many are the artists whose work owes a great deal to hip-hop culture and breakdance. Their creations try to capture the essence of this dance, as do Taku Obata’s sculptures. His stop in Paris on his way to a porcelain workshop in Limoges was the perfect opportunity to shed light on how this Japanese B-Boy sculptor decided to draw inspiration from the motions of the human body and shape them in wood like a modern Bernini revisiting the myth of Daphne.