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Dai Ban Sculptures

Dai Ban received his education from Musashino Art University in Tokyo and currently lives in the Berkshires. With a background that includes theater set design, model making for TV commercials and films, and jewelry design, Ban’s abstract sculptures break conventional standards, serving balance between reflection and reprieve. Ban came to the United States in 1985 and moved from New York City to the Berkshires in 1993. As a trained artist, Ban used to make figurative sculptures. Ban always prepared sketches, maquettes and plans. Ban knew in advance what the sculptures would look like in the end. Statements explaining them accompanied these works. They had their meanings in place, already fixed behind them. There were no surprises, no conversation between him and the piece being made. Ban was simply recreating with his hands what he had already finished in his head. When Ban realized this and felt how limited it was, he stayed away from making any sculpture for nearly 10 years. In Ban’s work now, the form comes first. Ban chose the simplest tools and materials for the process: a Xacto knife, a straightedge, hot glue and form core board. The process goes fast. Ban avoids intentional thoughts. What happens then seems to emerge from some deep subconscious reservoir: maybe from childhood, maybe from an unconscious feeling in the moment, maybe from something beyond this lifetime. Ben just let it come out until the form feels right. There is a sense of freedom from conscious deliberation. Ban creates for himself a three-dimensional blank canvas with which he is in conversation. Subtle colors come in; Ban may add more colors, take colors out, conversing back and forth. During this process, the light changes; the form looks different even when nothing has changed; the sensed conversation changes, the meaning changes. Finishing the surface is a discipline in itself. Ban avoids decorating it but tries to keep it pared down to what is essential. With hundreds of iterations of the same movements, the same strokes, Ban applies acrylic compound to each surface until he finds the right colors, the right shades, the right textures. Finally, the title crystallizes as a hint to what is happening in his piece. The conversation keeps going, between him and the unknown, until everything is settled into place. Ban is not sure if he expects people to see his work in any special way. Ban certainly doesn't want to impose his ideas. Still, when Ban feels his sculpture is right, he is hoping the viewer will too, and this will allow their first impressions to subside and pre-conceived notions to fall away. Then, perhaps, a deep unconscious process will unfold in response. Each piece, itself a record of a conversation, hopefully, will call the viewer into his or her dialogue with it, where meaning is created in the moment.

(Biography provided by Carrie Haddad Gallery)
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Artist:Dai Ban
Forgotten Moons (Abstract Minimalist Brutalist Style Gray Wall Sculpture)
By Dai Ban
Located in Hudson, NY
Abstract, minimalist and Brutalist style gray three dimensional wall sculpture "Forgotten Moons" by Dai Ban, 2021 28" X 42" X 8" Precision Board, Venetian Plaster, Pigments, Beeswax ...
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2010s Abstract Dai Ban Sculptures

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Plaster, Pigment

Fruit of Poet (Abstract Olive Green Leaf Shaped Minimalist Wall Sculpture)
By Dai Ban
Located in Hudson, NY
"Fruit of Poet" by Dai Ban, 2021 42" X 22" X 12" Foam Board, Venetian Plaster, Beeswax, Pigment Dai Ban designed this dynamic abstracted wall sculpture in his studio in the Berkshi...
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2010s Contemporary Dai Ban Sculptures

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Plaster, Foam Board, Pigment

Please Leave Us Alone (Abstract Minimalist Light Grey 3-D Wall Sculpture)
By Dai Ban
Located in Hudson, NY
Abstract minimalist three-dimensional wall sculpture in light grey and black "Please Leave Us Alone" by Dai Ban, 2020 29 x 24 x 10 inches Precision board, Venetian Plaster, Beeswax...
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2010s Abstract Dai Ban Sculptures

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Plaster, Foam Board, Pigment

Black Mirror (Minimalist New Brutalism Japanese Abstract Wall Sculpture)
By Dai Ban
Located in Hudson, NY
Black Mirror (Minimalist Horizontal Japanese Abstract Wall Sculpture) by Japanese born artist, Dai Ban, in 2019 35 x 52 x 7.5 inches Precision board, Venetian plaster and pigment ...
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2010s Abstract Dai Ban Sculptures

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Plaster, Board, Pigment

Becoming a Dark Thing in the Night (Minimalist Abstract Black Wall Sculpture)
By Dai Ban
Located in Hudson, NY
Minimalist abstract three dimensional wall sculpture in black "Becoming a Dark Thing Through the Night", by Japanese born artist, Dai Ban, in 2019 38 x 19 x 5 inches Precision board,...
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2010s Abstract Dai Ban Sculptures

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Wax, Plaster, Foam Board, Pigment

Closing Gate (New Brutalism Minimalist Abstract Wall Sculpture in Bright White)
By Dai Ban
Located in Hudson, NY
Minimalist, New Brutalism abstract three dimensional wall sculpture in white "Closing Gate Faster Than We Wished", by Japanese born artist, Dai Ban, in 2019 75 x 43 x 10 inches Preci...
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2010s Abstract Dai Ban Sculptures

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Acrylic, Plaster, Board

It's Raining Here I Wish I Had an Umbrella (Minimalist White Wall Sculpture)
By Dai Ban
Located in Hudson, NY
84 x 24 x 10 inches Precision board and Venetian Plaster Elegantly slender, contemporary minimalist wall sculpture that is extremely lightweight. Long vertical lines, casting shado...
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2010s Art Deco Dai Ban Sculptures

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Plaster, Foam Board

I Wish I Could Talk To My Brother (Minimalist Abstract Grey Wall Sculpture)
By Dai Ban
Located in Hudson, NY
Minimalist three dimensional wall sculpture in slate grey "I Wish I Could Talk To My Brother Before He Got On the Bus", by Japanese born artist, Dai Ban, in 2019 41 x 15 x 5 inches ...
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2010s Minimalist Dai Ban Sculptures

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Plaster, Foam Board, Pigment

Black and White (Minimalist Abstract 3D Wall Sculpture)
By Dai Ban
Located in Hudson, NY
18 x 24 x 8 inches styrofoam and venetian plaster Black and white three dimensional floating high contrast wall sculpture with clean lines Dai Ban presents new series of minimalis...
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2010s Minimalist Dai Ban Sculptures

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Plaster, Polyurethane

The Gate (Minimalist Abstract New Brutalism Sculpture in Bright Red Orange)
By Dai Ban
Located in Hudson, NY
Minimalist Abstract Geometric standing sculpture in bright red orange with a black steel base "The Gate or Trying to Catch the Rain" by Japanese born artist, Dai Ban, made in 2020 18...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Dai Ban Sculptures

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Plaster, Board, Pigment

Just Lean on Me (Contemporary Minimalist Standing Sculpture in Green & Black)
By Dai Ban
Located in Hudson, NY
37 x 20 x 15 carved precision board, fiberglass, acrylic & Venetian plaster This contemporary, abstract minimalist free-standing sculpture was made by Japanese artist, Dai Ban in 2...
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2010s Minimalist Dai Ban Sculptures

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Fiberglass, Plaster, Acrylic Polymer, Foam Board

Sunsets (Minimalist Abstract Orange Wall Sculpture)
By Dai Ban
Located in Hudson, NY
17 x 42 x 7 inches precision board and venetian plaster This horizontal contemporary, abstract minimalist wall sculpture was made by Japanese artist, Dai Ban in 2017. The elegant mi...
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2010s Minimalist Dai Ban Sculptures

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Plaster, Polyurethane

Descendant of Cubist (Deep Red Burgundy Minimalist Abstract Wall Sculpture)
By Dai Ban
Located in Hudson, NY
Minimalist abstract three dimensional wall sculpture in a deep burgundy red "Descendant of Cubist," by Japanese born artist, Dai Ban, in 2019 40 x 36 x 5 inches Precision board, lac...
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2010s Minimalist Dai Ban Sculptures

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Plaster, Lacquer, Board

If You Touch Me, I Will Push You to the End (Yellow Abstract Wall Sculpture)
By Dai Ban
Located in Hudson, NY
Minimalist abstract three dimensional wall sculpture in sunflower yellow "If You Touch Me, I Will Push You to the End," by Japanese born artist, Dai Ban, in 2019 32 x 30 x 6 inches P...
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2010s Minimalist Dai Ban Sculptures

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Lacquer, Board, Plaster

Kneeling Figure (Modern Abstract Minimalist Standing Sculpture in White & Black)
By Dai Ban
Located in Hudson, NY
34 x 15 x 9 inches carved precision board, acrylic and Venetian plaster This contemporary, abstract minimalist free-standing sculpture was made by Japanese artist, Dai Ban in 2016....
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2010s Contemporary Dai Ban Sculptures

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Foam Board, Plaster, Acrylic Polymer

Parallel Window (Minimalist Abstract Wall Sculpture in White & Pale Blue)
By Dai Ban
Located in Hudson, NY
Minimalist, abstract three dimensional wall sculpture in white, pale blue, with a black detail "Parallel Window", by Japanese born artist, Dai Ban, in 2019 22 x 24 x 3 inches Preci...
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2010s Abstract Dai Ban Sculptures

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Pigment, Board, Plaster

Shrine of Dancers (Minimalist Abstract Gold Leaf Wall Sculpture)
By Dai Ban
Located in Hudson, NY
Minimalist, abstract three dimensional wall sculpture in gold leaf "Shrine of Dancers", by Japanese born artist, Dai Ban, in 2018 52 x 16 x 6 inches Precision board, acrylic and gol...
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2010s Abstract Dai Ban Sculptures

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Gold Leaf

Forest Talks (Minimalist 3D wall Sculpture in Black, Green, White and Gray)
By Dai Ban
Located in Hudson, NY
21 x 29 x 8 inches styrofoam and Venetian plaster Wire on the back for easy installation Dai Ban presents a new series of minimalist sculpture, completely reinvented from his signat...
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2010s Art Deco Dai Ban Sculptures

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Plaster, Polyurethane

I Can't Hold This Any Longer (Geometric Abstract Minimalist Sculpture)
By Dai Ban
Located in Hudson, NY
33 x 28 x 15 inches fiberglass, wood & Venetian plaster This contemporary, abstract minimalist free-standing sculpture was made by Japanese artist, Dai Ban in 2015. The elegant min...
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2010s Contemporary Dai Ban Sculptures

Materials

Fiberglass, Plaster, Wood

It's Raining Here, I Wish I Had an Umbrella With Me (White Minimalist Sculpture)
By Dai Ban
Located in Hudson, NY
32 x 12 x 6.5 carved precision board & Venetian plaster This contemporary, abstract minimalist wall sculpture was made by Japanese artist, Dai Ban in 2017. The elegant minimali...
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2010s Minimalist Dai Ban Sculptures

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Plaster, Foam Board

How She Can Dance So Beautifully (Modern Minimalist Abstract Wall Sculpture)
By Dai Ban
Located in Hudson, NY
54 x 15 x 5.5 inches carved precision board & Venetian plaster This contemporary, abstract minimalist wall sculpture was made by Japanese artist, Dai Ban in 2017. The elegant minim...
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2010s Contemporary Dai Ban Sculptures

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Plaster, Foam Board

Take a Tank to Kill a Little Sparrow (Abstract Minimalist Standing Sculpture)
By Dai Ban
Located in Hudson, NY
65 x 38 x 26 inches carved precision board, fiberglass, acrylic & Venetian plaster This contemporary, abstract minimalist tall free-standing sculpture was made by Japanese arti...
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2010s Contemporary Dai Ban Sculptures

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Fiberglass, Plaster, Acrylic Polymer, Foam Board

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Dai Ban sculptures for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs offers a wide variety of authentic Dai Ban sculptures for sale. You can find work that includes elements of orange, red, yellow and other colors if you are browsing the collection of sculptures to introduce a pop of color in a neutral corner of your living room or bedroom. You can also search for art by Dai Ban in plaster, board, foam board and more by medium. Much of this artist's original work was created during the 21st Century and Contemporary, and is mostly associated with the Abstract style. Not every interior allows for large Dai Ban sculptures, so small editions measuring 12 inches across are available. Customers who are interested in this artist might also find the work of Ginny Fox, Ted VanCleave and Silvia Lerin. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $1,600 and tops out at $12,500, while the average work can sell for $3,725.

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