TOKUJIN YOSHIOKA ‘SPECTRUM’ IN TOKYO
Shiseido Gallery, Ginza, Tokyo
13 January – 23 March, 2017
Revered Japanese contemporary artist and designer Tokujin Yoshioka opens Spectrum, his latest experiential artwork held at the Shiseido Gallery space in Ginza. Often challenging perceptions of light and space, Yoshioka presents a common thread of nature, science and technology in his work.
In Spectrum, numerous crystal prisms are placed in direct reflection of light that refract and bounce infinite rays of colour throughout the wide and white, gallery space. A concept developed by Yoshioka, inspired-by and following the theory of light and prisms by Newton. Below, an image of his KOU-AN Glass Tea House now situated in Kyoto (initially commissioned and presented at Glastress at the 54th Venice Art Biennale in 2011).
Whether to challenge and inspire your own perceptions of light and space, Spectrum is an immersive artwork by one of Japan’s leading contemporary artists not to miss.
Photos: Nik van der Giesen