Naoki Kimura “Through the Window— Light Falling and Piling Up”

Emon Photo Gallery

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With stoic attention to a monochromatic portrayal of his travels in Europe, Naoki Kimura’s creative expression is diffused with a sense of spatial ambience, richly imbued with the culture of the Renaissance period. The recent photo book of his series Nagi (Shinnihon Publishing) embodies his seminal work, a brilliant description of the beauty of light and shadow intertwining within the intersection of time and space, and carving into it a powerful reflection on antiquity. Selected from the Nagi works, the upcoming exhibition takes windows as theme and represents a recreation of Kimura’s interpretation of the world as illustrated in Nagi. The windows assimilated into the subjects of these photographs can be taken as filters that meld the inner and outer worlds together, blending them into an abstraction of both. The light is of one source though never the same, and the inpouring rays subtly but profoundly alter the ambience of the rooms –– a phenomenon of which Kimura is keenly aware. These works, aimed towards the gathering of fallen light from moment to moment, perfectly embody Naoki Kimura’s own interpretation of light and dark. He also leaves us soft, grey tones that gently fade into the white of the windows; windows in which the narrative quality of the works become apparent. This exhibition presents pieces that beautifully carve this narrative of time into single, large-size photographs.

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from June 24, 2015 to July 25, 2015

Opening Reception on 2015-06-24 from 18:00

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Naoki Kimura

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