Untitled Composition 6
At the first glance, colored squares are beautifully designed on one image. It may look like a digitally collaged work, although it consists of several papers physically laid on the desk.? The colored papers were printed by scanning the drawings left in an abolished school and extremely reducing the resolution of the image. As you carefully see in detail, you will notice that one paper is covering the other and notice that this is a photograph capturing a physical object. It may be nonsense for our eyes to discern what is digital and what is physical in this era. But we enjoy searching details to find it out what we are seeing.
Shadow leaving a sense of time.
Tanaka has settled all colored papers with deep consideration. But there is another hidden element making this work unique. That is the shadow (and sunlight) laid over the image. Long shadows and soft sunlight give us a sense of time which may be in a late afternoon. The time was captured on the paper which was originally a drawing created in the past. Although the shadows were intentionally included in the work, Tanaka left a happenstance how it will appear in the work. Tanaka chose photograph as a medium since there are some uncontrollable affects appears in the print and it makes the work more exciting. Shadow is a happenstance stimulating the work.
Someone’s memory melting into yours.
- By emily on 2016-12-03
Dec 1, 2016
October 20th, 2016 marked the press preview of Complex 665, a new space built to embark towards…
- By emily on 2015-12-07
Dec 1, 2015
The first edition of “1: The Third Entity” was held as the first exhibition curated by the…
- By Stuart Munro on 2015-10-05
Oct 05, 2015
Takuma NAKAHIRA is one of the fathers of modern Japanese photography. Born in 1938 he came to…
- By azito on 2015-04-18
Apr 30, 2015
Etsuko Fukaya creates a world of animals and plants condensed in one small etching print. We…
- By Stuart Munro on 2015-04-10
Apr. 25, 2015
Opened in 2003 The Mori Art Museum has long been an stable fixture of Japanese contemporary art….
- By azito on 2015-04-02
Apr. 2 2015
The exhibition “Constellations : Practise for Unseen Connections/ Discoveries” feature a diverse range of artwork of seven…
- By azito on 2015-02-05
Feb. 05, 2015
“17th Domani: The Art of Tomorrow”, exhibits a diverse range of 12 emerging Japanese artists. From this…
- By azito on 2014-12-27
Dec. 27, 2014
Maiko Haruki is a promising artist who experiments with films to achieve new expressions in photography. She…
- By azito on 2014-12-26
Dec. 26, 2014
Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo is celebrating its twentieth anniversary next year, and Contacts is the second…
- By azito on 2014-12-19
Dec. 19, 2014
After three years of major renovation and restoration the visitors are left speechless as they see the…
- By azito on 2014-12-01
Dec. 01, 2014
A group show was displayed across a 6 floors office building in the heart of Ginza. This…
- By azito on 2014-11-28
Nov. 28, 2014
After graduating from university majoring in oil painting, Yokoyama chose to draw manga which is widely known…