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Mind Games by Maiko Haruki




Artist: Maiko Haruki
Size: H10xW12in (H25.4xW30.5cm, image size)
Year: 2006
Edition: 10
Medium: C print mounted on Alpolic
Signed on the back
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Haruki tells us that there is more to see than what our eyes can see or any cameras can capture. She erases the characteristics of the landscape or motifs to puzzle people’s mind and leads us to think outside the box.

Haruki beautifully uses the black and the white in her photographs by intentionally under or over exposing images or moving around the negatives during the printing process. The lack or exaggeration of light and shadows deconstructs our perception of objects. The artist leaves the viewer in a state of contemplation; we are now creating our own new views of the world.

In this series, a black frame with a strip of the sky at the bottom or on the top. Behind the sky lays the rest of the universe, and what do we know about it? How often do we think about it? The artist summons her audience to erase their preconceived notions and to create new ones.

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