Fleeting Time, Captured Moment

Group Exhibition by teamLab, Naoya Hatakeyama & Yasumasa Morimura

13 December, 2018 – 12 January, 2019

In collaboration with Ikkan Art Gallery, MIAJA Gallery is proud to present “Fleeting Time, Captured Moment” exhibition at its new gallery location at the APS building, located near Robertson Quay, Singapore. The exhibition features three celebrated Japanese artists; teamLab, Naoya Hatakeyama and Yasumasa Morimura. “Fleeting Time, Captured Moment” explores themes relating to nature, life cycles, and a study of time; passing from present to past and immortalized in Art.

teamLab’s work explores the relationship between nature and humans in digital form. teamLab is a collective of ultra-technologists consisting of artists, programmers, scientists, mathematicians and architects who create Art that transcends boundaries. In breathtaking digital works such as “Waves of Light”, computer- generated waves are expressed as a continuous body of water, after calculating hundreds and thousands of particles, creating a new experience between humans, nature and Art.

The Slow Glass Series” by Naoya Hatakeyama focuses on landscapes and streets photographed through a glass plate covered with drops of water. With this technique, the image of the scenes behind the drops takes a new form that resembles a watercolour artwork, organically reproduced by nature; colours, shapes and reflections of light. The works can be read as a study of remembrance via the medium of photography.

Yasumasa Morimura’s satirical style of embedding himself into iconic images from history, mass media and popular culture, also has a playful exploration of time. His works portray transformed protagonists such as Vincent Van Gogh and Johannes Vermeer’s “The girl with the pearl earring”. He describes his style of reconstructing historically resonant images and bringing them back to life “like reconstituting freeze-dried tofu and serving it up again now”. All three artists have mastered manipulation of forms and navigating Art into modern times. Their works, much like the subject matter itself, become a “captured moment” and a snapshot of our times, frozen in history.

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