Ogawa’s “Luminous moldings” dominate the viewer’s spatial sensation by utilizing the refraction of light, renovating the idea of visual experience itself. The process, in which various mediums including special processing films turn into an illuminator as a result of his exquisite techniques and elaborate manufacturing, looks as if we witnessed breathtaking metamorphosis. Ogawa’s “light” calls fragmentally the viewer’s attention not only to their unprecedented experience of “seeing”, but also to their personal reminiscence, retrospective feeling, and a part of the art history.
In this exhibition, Ogawa delves further into this theme of “light” (image), which is equal to “reminiscence”:
An image obtained by the sensor of the brain is only a record of the past.
To the idea of three-dimensional sculptural works, I'd like to add the time axis as an element that consists of four-dimensional space-time. By considering this “time axis” as “light” and visualizing it, I am trying to construct a narrative of the work which crossed over versatile dimensions. If an image that we are seeing at this moment is only a “virtual image”, does “reality” have another meaning? What is the truth concealed within? In the middle of the surrealistic luminous experience filled with dimensional works, I'd like visitors to ruminate on this question.