GO OGAWA: Surreal Prism―Intangible Entity

Ginza New Gallery

October 7 - October 29, 2022

INTRODUCTION

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.

GO OGAWA

Nebula prism

This series is an ideal “recreation of the galaxy” envisioned by Ogawa. The work incorporates the differences (gaps) in perception that occur in everyday life.

Nebula Prism

2022
Acrylic, Special film, Wood
65.0 × 65.0 × 6.0cm

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Nebula Prism

2022
Acrylic, Special film, Wood
32.0 × 32.0 × 5.0cm

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Nebula Prism

2022
Acrylic, Special film, Wood
32.0 × 32.0 × 5.0cm

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Nebula Prism

2022
Acrylic, Special film, Wood
32.0 × 32.0 × 5.0cm

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Nebula Prism

2022
Acrylic, Special film, Wood
23.0 × 23.0 × 5.0cm

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Nebula Prism

2022
Acrylic, Special film, Wood
23.0 × 23.0 × 5.0cm

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Nebula Prism

2022
Acrylic, Special film, Wood
23.0 × 23.0 × 5.0cm

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Nebula Prism

2022
Acrylic, Special film, Wood
18.0 × 18.0 × 5.0cm

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Nebula Prism

2022
Acrylic, Special film, Wood
18.0 × 18.0 × 5.0cm

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Nebula Prism

2022
Acrylic, Special film, Wood
65.0 × 65.0 × 6.0cm

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Nebula Prism

2022
Acrylic, Special film, Wood
32.0 × 32.0 × 5.0cm

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Nebula Prism

2022
Acrylic, Special film, Wood
32.0 × 32.0 × 5.0cm

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Nebula Prism

2022
Acrylic, Special film, Wood
32.0 × 32.0 × 5.0cm

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Nebula Prism

2022
Acrylic, Special film, Wood
23.0 × 23.0 × 5.0cm

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Nebula Prism

2022
Acrylic, Special film, Wood
23.0 × 23.0 × 5.0cm

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Nebula Prism

2022
Acrylic, Special film, Wood
23.0 × 23.0 × 5.0cm

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Nebula Prism

2022
Acrylic, Special film, Wood
18.0 × 18.0 × 5.0cm

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Nebula Prism

2022
Acrylic, Special film, Wood
18.0 × 18.0 × 5.0cm

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Nebula Prism
Nebula Prism
Nebula Prism
Nebula Prism
Nebula Prism
Nebula Prism
Nebula Prism
Nebula Prism
Nebula Prism

Membrane prism

A work in which complex shapes are covered with a seal-like film. The boundary line between the inside and outside of the film makes this piece stand out.

Membrane Prism

2022
Epoxy resin, Special film, MDF panel
30.0 × 30.0 × 5.0cm

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Membrane Prism

2022
Epoxy resin, Special film, MDF panel
30.0 × 30.0 × 5.0cm

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Membrane Prism

2022
Epoxy resin, Special film, MDF panel
30.0 × 30.0 × 5.0cm

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Membrane Prism

2022
Epoxy resin, Special film, MDF panel
30.0 × 30.0 × 5.0cm

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Membrane Prism
Membrane Prism

Liquid prism

One of Ogawa's earlier series that expresses the twinkling of galaxies floating in space. The prism shows various expressions through the refraction of the surface shape.

Liquid Prism

2021
Acrylic, Special film, Wood
128.0 × 106.0 × 7.0cm

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Liquid Prism

2021
Acrylic, Special film, Wood
128.0 × 106.0 × 7.0cm

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Liquid Prism

Vapor prism

A work that evokes the appearance of water vapor condensing on the surface of glass. A prism is projected by making minute frosted glass-like scratches on the surface which both reflect and produce color. This is a derivative work from Liquid prism.

Luminous flux

Phantom prism

This work is based on the motif of misalignment in the perceptions that occurs in  'the sense of discrepancy between the image seen and the actual form' like a Phantom of an illusion.

Meteor shower

Multifaceted undulations covered with a special film are connected in a sheet. The installation work is completed by the relationship between the space, the viewer, and the work that disperses light particles in a spectrum of colors.

ABOUT

GO OGAWA: Surreal Prism―Intangible Entity
October 7 - October 29, 2022

Ginza New Gallery

6-4-16 Ginza, Chuo-ku Tokyo, 104-0061, Japan
Tel: +81 (0)3 3574 6161
Fax: +81 (0)3 3574 9430
Opening Hours: 11:00 - 19:00
Closed: Sunday, Monday
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