The outsider art of autistic, non-verbal sculptor Shinichi Sawada, whose bizarre clay creations ‘speak for themselves’

//The outsider art of autistic, non-verbal sculptor Shinichi Sawada, whose bizarre clay creations ‘speak for themselves’

The outsider art of autistic, non-verbal sculptor Shinichi Sawada, whose bizarre clay creations ‘speak for themselves’

Growing interest in what is termed “outsider art” has brought Japanese sculptor Shinichi Sawada to the attention of the international gallery circuit.The 38-year-old artist, who is diagnosed as severely autistic and non-verbal, was first introduced to a wider audience when his works were included in the main curated exhibition of the 2013 Venice Biennale as an example of art created by individuals with no official training or references to specific traditions. Since then, Sawada has been…

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