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Mind Games by Maiko Haruki

Mind Games

Mind Games


Artist: Maiko Haruki
Size: H10xW12in (H25.4xW30.5cm, image size)
Year: 2003
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, the scene becomes cinematographic. The viewer enters the still, and is now involved in fog. Fog here may suggest mystery and a certain loneliness, but this isolation is the perfect setting to get lost in our own thoughts, through this process we find new emotions. As the title implies, we play a game of hide-and-seek inside our minds. This game is kickstarted by the artist’s imaginary.

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