Yukio Fujimoto "Perspective"

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"Leonardo da Vinci said that painting is just like a miracle that makes things close seem far away. By simply taking something that is "here" and shifting it a little bit over "there", you will have created the world that is known as perspective. With regard to space, time and many other forms of relation, we use the terms near and far in relation to perspective. I was always interested in the discovery of new worlds achieved by simply shifting everyday objects by even the smallest of distances. I realized that what I was doing was very close to perspective, except that I was doing it within the context of the interplay between feeling, perception and thought. Perspective is like a mirror that reflects how we look at things, listen, and think. That world of perspective is a world that in fact exists nowhere. It is an alternative dimension that we construct within our minds." -Yukio Fujimoto

The works of Yukio Fujimoto consist of simple objects that reveal completely new aspects of the everyday acts of looking and hearing. He has titled his new exhibition "Perspective." Fujimoto explains that "my understanding of the world of 'perspective' expanded after I found a comment in a Leonardo da Vinci notebook in which he says that one should seek a perspective that utilizes the faculties of both sight and hearing."

Perspective – the idea of something being depicted as near or far – is a man-made technique. Fujimoto believes it involves the creation of something that does not exist in the real world, but which nevertheless enables us to comprehend it. Perspective might also be evidence that we rely on our imaginations to get us through our lives a lot more than we realize.

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From 2009-01-17 To 2009-02-21

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Yukio Fujimoto

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