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Mind Games by Maiko Haruki

okinawa 12

okinawa 12


Artist: Maiko Haruki
Size: H10xW12in (H25.4xW30.5cm, image size)
Year: 2012
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.

This series was taken in Okinawa, the most southern island of Japan. Haruki extracted little ‘pieces’ of a whole view and these ‘pieces’ become patterns or in other words, small details that would probably be lost in the big scheme of the usual landscape or portrait attracts our eyes. Under a new composition, it now gained a new significance and a new make-up.

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haruki_azamino_LExhibition view of “Boundaries of Photograph” 2014 © Maiko Haruki Courtesy of Yokohama Civic Art Gallery Azamino, TARO NASU Photo by Ken KATO