Nobuyuki Osaki “Multiple Lighting”

Yuka Tsuruno Gallery

poster for Nobuyuki Osaki “Multiple Lighting”
[Image: untitled album photo, (2017)]

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In his first exhibition at the gallery in three years, Osaki will present works that address the ambiguity triggered by the expression of “disappearance of images”, as well as the fluidity of time and memory. Departing from his interest in the world around him and how it is perceived, Osaki has been exploring how to express the “uncertainty of reality”. Through unique materials and production methods, he has been posing questions on the fictionality and reality of society by using the phenomenon and the process of the “disappearance of images”. In recent years, reflecting on how the prediction of the future or past events are assumed as “reality”, he has produced works that profoundly examine the ambiguity of images as well as memory and time and trigger feelings such as vagueness or nostalgia. Based on such reflections, this exhibition presents an untitled album photo (2016-2018) series capturing the moment the drawings he produced melt away, “Observer” an installation using mirrors, and “Invisible/Visible/Unseen” (2015), an installation work including “unseen” paintings that utilize techniques of printmaking and classical painting. The title of this exhibition “Multiple Lighting” refers to the “moving spotlight theory” of Dr. Bradford Skow of MIT, which claims that “the past, the present and the future exist simultaneously, and the present moves through that space as though it is following a moving spotlight”. The mirrors installed in the exhibition space reflect the ever-changing present as light. The works that connect multiple times and spaces that are both “past” and “future” and the image that cannot be seen from the “present” proposes the possibility of a fluid “past/present/future” that exists in parallel instead of in linear time.



from April 21, 2018 to May 26, 2018
Open 11:00-20:00 on Fridays. Closed on Mondays, Sundays, and public holidays.


Nobuyuki Osaki



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