Mikio Hasui “Impermanent Blooming”

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Mikio Hasui has been exploring the world of color and light through his ‘Peace Land’ series and other photographic works that depict landscapes with an expansive horizon. In last year’s ‘For Yesterday’ exhibition, he broke new ground with a series of photographs of his own family.

The artist, who has long confronted his subjects in a passive manner, confronted the root of his passivity by tackling the subject of his own life and family. After such a shift, this time he has been working actively with concrete objects, opening up new horizons for himself as an artist.

The subject of this exhibition flowers, which Hasui has been photographing for many years but has never used as a motif for his works. There are many contrasts between “flowers,” which are figurative objects created by nature, and “plastic bottles,” which are mass-produced artificial objects, such as life and non-life, beauty and function, impermanence, and immortality.

However, as Hasui himself states, the strangeness of the photographic medium lies in the fact that even these two contrasting entities are equally captured as mere “images of things” in front of the lens.

Such questions seem to be lurking behind the surface, where the delicate shapes and colors of the flowers are harmonized with the vivid reflections of the PET bottles.

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from July 07, 2021 to August 01, 2021
Open on August 1.

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Mikio Hasui

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