Miwa Ogasawara "Beyond Silence"

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Miwa Ogasawara paints tranquil indoor spaces, scenes with a striking contrast of light and dark, and figures by windows staring outside. Encountering her paintings of seemingly ordinary settings, viewers find themselves caught up in an illusion of having become lost in a profound spiritual world. The distant places filled with light or deep shadows depicted in Ogasawara's art are merely the entrances to the inner world of the individual, beyond which expands a space of unfathomable thought.

This solo exhibition, the artist's third in Tokyo, displays recent works produced since 2011, as well as brand new works. Factors that led Ogasawara's art to take a new turn in the last two years are the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 2011 and the developments in society in response to the nuclear power plant crisis that came in its aftermath. This "grand narrative" that has involved the whole world sent unprecedented shockwaves through the "inner narrative" portrayed by Ogasawara.

[Image: Miwa Ogasawara, "Spiegelung" (2013) Oil on canvas 180 x 250cm]

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From 2013-04-11 To 2013-05-18

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Miwa Ogasawara

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