Being aware of the real world that self-consciousness cannot visually acknowledge, people are living wrapped in the texture of shadow that made when the world is lightened. Those who encounter my works realize the myriad of worlds possibly exist, conceive longing and nostalgia for immeasurable bright expanding that could be seen between the world, and enable to open many doors of imagination as I knocked the doors of dream with my musical box as a child. Once the door got opened, the sound of light always echoed. Consciousness is brought to the promised land by inhabitants of the dancing shadows.

- Karen Shiozawa

Karen Shiozawa spent several years of her youth in the Netherlands and currently studies at The Graduate School of Tokyo Zokei University. Shiozawa has been seeking to expand the fields of communication mediated through her works. While projecting her memories of youth and everyday feelings into the two-dimensional works and aiming to represent the world sensed by other than vision, she has been cultivating the ways of expression interacted with sound, light, and three-dimensions.

The theme of this exhibition is “In search of scenery in human memories and depth of hearts”. Shiozawa, an artist who listens to the inner voices of people’s hearts that easily overlooked in our reality and whose creation has been shown as a “bridge” between perception and recognition of people, is about to open a new frontier of imagination. Each work is a fragment constructing the world, a sound of light, and also a voice – hoping that light will offer brightness to your everyday sceneries and make them look different from usual.

We cordially invite you to come visit this precious opportunity.

Ginza New Gallery


6-4-16 Ginza, Chuo-ku Tokyo, 104-0061, Japan

Tel: +81 (0)3 3574 6161

Opening Hours: 11:00 - 19:00
Closed: Sunday and Monday

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Born in Kanagawa in 1998, Karen Shiozawa spent several years of her childhood in the Netherlands and is currently a postgraduate student at Tokyo Zokei University. Shiozawa is consistently seeking to expand the realm of communication mediated through her work. While projecting her childhood memories and everyday feelings into the two-dimensional works, she is also aiming to represent a world that is perceived through means other than sight by cultivating the ways of expression using sound, light, and three-dimensional forms. She was awarded the Best Formative Art Prize at the Asian Creative Art Exhibition 2018 held at The National Art Center, Tokyo. Real true world - it would be the memory of the world which could once exist or the appearance of the future what I have not seen yet. People who saw my artworks recognize the worlds which could exist countlessly and can feel an admiration or nostalgia for the bright and unfathomable extent of space which can be seen through the gap of those worlds, then they can open many doors of imagination. Bridging people's consciousness to consciousness, recognition to recognition, I would like to create artworks which can capture people's voice of heart that people could not notice in the real world. - Karen Shiozawa
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