|Hideki KUWAJIMA: TTL|
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|Published: September 13 2011|
After 3 years and 5 months since last solo exhibition "Vertical / Horizontal" held in year 2008, now, we are please to have this opportunity to hold his another solo exhibition, presenting his latest works at Radi-um von Roentenwerke AG.
Hideki KUWAJIMA was born in Osaka, year 1964 and graduated from Japan Institute of Photography and Film in 1989. Hideki KUWAJIMA is known for his magnificent photographs and glass objects that show the variety of light both in plane surface and in solid space. His works have been collected by David ELLIOTT, the ex-director of Mori Art Musuem, Takahashi Colloection, corporate LVMH and his art work titled "Equal" has been exhibited as window display at Maison Hermes located at Ginza, Tokyo during the winter of 2008-2009.
Based on circumspect speculation on final outcomes, Hideki KUWAJIMA carefully lines up glasses and decanters, and photographs those vessels with large format cameras. Employing digital technology with high precision and a technique close to silver halide prints, he displays on large-sized photographic paper, the visuals of multilayer which is utilized by the transparency of glass.
The complicated but balanced composition and the dignified atmosphere sometimes raise the association with Mandala, the world view in the Hindu and Buddhist religion. KUWAJIMA's works often attract viewers because of the magnificence and next bring about the contemplation upon the philosophy inside.
This solo exhibition performs a connection that not only discloses a new direction in Hideki KUWAJIMA's art but also makes him trace the roots in his own art.
Statement from Hideki KUWAJIMA regarding "TTL"
Lens performs my most reliable eye while producing art works. Lenses will capture most of the 3 dimensional information obtained from naked eyes and then reflect the information through a 2 dimensional form onto the viewfinder of a camera, leaving only the information that is preferable to be edited. Being subsequent to the lens, the camera judges the outside as if it is a surveying instrument, and repeats the mechanism of assemble, compose, examine. Namely, it is a process that comes back and forth between 3 dimension and 2 dimension and the sense of multilayer generated from the strokes in the repeated process becomes the core in my art works.
I am a photographer. But, what means reality to me is not the "determined instantaneous moment", but "certain period of time" spent on the required back and forth though the lens in various procedures while developing art works.
* The text provided by Roentgenwerke AG.
Period: Friday, October 7 - Saturday, October 27, 2011
|Last Updated on October 07 2011|