Ikkan Art Gallery presents its second solo exhibition of Japanese media artist, Naoko Tosa. Following her projection mapping exercise at the Kyoto National Museum, TOSA RIMPA: The Places You Will Never Visit breathes new life into the historical Rimpa school of Japanese painting. It presents Tosa’s reimagining and reinterpretations of traditional Japanese culture and imagery through six new video works.
Contrary to common belief, Tosa’s visuals are not digitally rendered. The various elements and phenomena depicted are all real and composed at her studio with the videos shot using an ultra-high speed camera.
In Stardust, a web of flowers is stitched together in fluid motions, creating symmetrical images with strange resonances. The same lattice-like imagery is delivered with a slight twist in Blowup Dragon. Pools of viscous gold bounce between varying states, shifting textures and forms seamlessly. They are molded and manipulated to emulate flower impressions. Corresponding kaleidoscopic patterns appear heavily in this work as well, reinforcing its significance to Tosa’s new body of work, as a means of revealing beauty in the diverse manifestations and representations of nature.
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Opening Reception: 5 August, Wednesday, 6 – 9 pm
Venue: Ikkan Art Gallery, 39 Keppel Road, #01-05, Tanjong Pagar Distripark, Singapore 089065
Opening Hours: Tues to Sat, 12 to 7pm, Closed on Public Holidays
When: 5 Aug - 19 Sep 2015,
By: Ikkan Art