Junya Sato | Nobuhiko Murayama | Nina Beier & Marie Lund
“Light Through the Window”
(HAGIWARA PROJECTS, Shinjuku)
8.26 – 9.24, 2017
Date: 26 August to 24 September 2017
Opening: August 26 18:00-20:00
Tuesday – Saturday: 11:00-19:00
Closed on Mondays and national holidays
Venew: HAGIWARA PROJECTS
3-18-2-101 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0023
courtesy of WAKO WORKS OF ART, Aoyama Meguro
Hagiwara Projects is pleased to present “Light Through the Window”, an exhibition of three artists; Junya Sato, Nobuhiko Murayama and Nina Beier & Marie Lund.
Over the last few years, Junya Sato has regularly created drawings by spreading coins left in his wallet at dayʼs end on a canvas and tracing the outline of their shape. In this exhibition, having selected out of over 100 drawings, some of them will be either on display or will be exhibited by being put in a box. The abstract, monochrome image of these drawings is suggestive of great stream in human society such as circulation of currency and associated social activities.
Nobuhiko Murayama explores how to express the optical experience of seeing a thing through painting in the motif of ancient sculptures exhibited in a foreign museum. The image of the sculpture, painted by the method of pushing paint from the back of the coarse cotton linen through the front of the canvas, is faint and blurred, but has a strong sense of presence as if an image were etched on the retina. His artwork is an abstraction of the sense of time hidden at the back of an image.
Nina Beier & Marie Lund exhibit artwork of framed vintage posters which were initially exhibited in 2008. The theme of these posters is to protest war; however, viewers can hardly see the content as the posters are folded in half. The artwork questions its viewer about the “perception of an image” while the object itself is scarcely visible.
The “images” produced through three different approaches quietly but luxuriantly diffuse in peopleʼs instincts and sensations.