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」。
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
NAOKO TOSA : Invisible Beauty
2018.8.4 – 2018.9.2
11:00-19:00 Tuesday – Sunday
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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