慢鏡下的美好世界 | FINDING THE BEAUTY OF THE WORLD UNDER SLOW MOTION

日本藝術家土佐尚子(NAOKO TOSA) 的個展〈福〉現於白石畫廊(Whitestone Gallery) 香港舉行,展出一系列媒體作品,包括「花道之聲」、「創世紀」、「太空花」、以及全新系列「四神」。
作為媒體藝術先驅,土佐結合科技表現日本傳統文化的創作一直享譽國際。但是,她在作品並沒有任何使用任何剪接技術,而是運用每秒能拍攝2000格的高速相機,捕捉生活中的無形美。其中,土佐在創作「花道之聲」系列曾於紐約時代廣場超過60個廣告牌上展出。在創作時,她以聲音振動油漆、油彩等彩色液體,並用相機捕捉它迷人的動態,影像的顏色和質感是特意據文化歷史的色彩象徵而挑選。

土佐的「創世紀」系列以探索生命的起源作主題。藝術家在此系列捕捉日本墨水和乾冰泡沫在高粘度液體中所產生的複雜而無法掌控的狀態,並稱之為「藝術的超自然形式」。

土佐的「太空花」系列結合了歷史悠久的日本藝術流派琳派的繪畫元素。系列以日本傳統藝妓或太空叢林作主題,加上戲劇性的構圖,奢華地使用的黃金和珍珠等珍貴材料,並以及其金箔背景。

土佐最新系列作品「四神」的靈感中國四大神獸,以聲音來振動日本漆器。神獸青龍、朱雀、玄武、白虎各代表一個方向、季節及生命的元素木、火、金、水,在中國、日本、韓國和越南均具重要文化意義,視為古代人民的守護者。這系列作品首次在畫廊空間展示。

Whitestone Gallery Hong Kong is now presenting Japanese artist NAOKO TOSA’s exhibition Invisible Beauty, which showcases her innovative media works from series such as ‘Sound of Ikebana’, ‘Genesis’ and ‘Space Flower’ as well as a new series entitled ‘Four Gods’.

As a pioneering media artist, Tosa is internationally notorious for using advanced technology to produce works that manifest traditional Japanese culture. Yet in her artworks, Tosa does not rely on any editing techniques as she uses high-speed cameras to capture the invisible beauty of the world we live in. Tosa’s ingenious series of creation, ‘Sound of Ikebana’ was projected on over 60 billboards in Times Square, New York in 2017. She passes sound vibrations through colored fluids like paints and oils and captures the mesmerizing movement of colors via high-speed camera. The colored textures are carefully selected according to cultural-historical color iconography.

The theme of ‘Genesis’ is to explore the origin of all being. In this series, Tosa captured the complicated and uncontrollable movement and interaction of Japanese ink and dry ice bubbles inside a highly viscous fluid, she calls this a “hyper-natural form of art”.

Tosa’s ‘Space Flower’ series is inspired by Rimpa, a historical school of Japanese painting founded in Kyoto in the 17th century. The series is about Japanese Oiran to jungles in space, with dramatic composition, luxurious use of precious substances like gold and pearls and backgrounds of gold leaf, which are common features of Rimpa.

Tosa’s latest series of work, ‘Four Gods’ uses the four mythological characters from Chinese constellations, namely the Blue Dragon, Red Phoenix, Blue Turtle and White Tiger as sources of inspiration, and was created by giving sound vibration to Urushi. The four creatures each represent a direction, a season, and also elements of life such as wood, fire, metal, and water. The creatures are culturally important in China, Japan, Korea and Vietnam, and are portrayed as guardians of the people. This is the first time the artist introduced the new series of works in a gallery space

土佐尚子〈福〉
NAOKO TOSA : Invisible Beauty
Date:
2018.8.4 – 2018.9.2
Time:
11:00-19:00 Tuesday – Sunday
Venue:
Whitestone Gallery
白石畫廊 香港中環皇后大道中80號H Queen’s 8樓
8/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong

Source: Whitestone Gallery

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