“Are the sea of lights from a “…” or the memories I saw with someone? Are they the memories I’ve forgotten? What comes to mind when you’re caught by this brilliance?”

-Karen Shiozawa

Karen Shiozawa is an up-and-coming artist who has just completed her M.A. in Fine Arts degree at Tokyo Zokei University. Her experience of spending childhood in the Netherlands is deeply reflected in her works as a unique sense of perspective and the exquisite contrast between light and shadow. In order to extend the range of "communication" to share her own worldview with others through the works, she takes a care of her childhood memories and sympathizes with the feeling of everyday life. To depict a world that can be perceived through means other than sight, she has sought out representations using elements such as sound and light which appeal directly to the viewer's five senses.

The theme of this exhibition is “in search of the landscape lurking in the depths of human memories and hearts”. The exhibition title, “Beyond the sea of melody”, contains the artist’s wish to open the door to people’s imagination by exploring a world beyond; transcending sight.

The “misalignment” in the abyss of consciousness and perception lying between people – these quiet voices inside which tend to be unnoticed in the real world are collected by Shiozawa. Beyond the new doors of imagination that she unlocks, vivid colors of light and sound images further expand. The sincere hope in the melody of light enveloped in her works resonates with the heart of every viewer.

We cordially invite you to come visit this precious opportunity.


日本389-0102長野縣北佐久郡輕井澤町輕井澤1151-5 輕井澤新藝術美術館1樓
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Opening Hours: 10:00 - 17:00
Closed: 週一
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