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- Share...Works span spatial, surface, relief, and motion related mediums. * * * click an image to view work from selected series * * *"Peripatesia" is an ongoing series of charcoal drawings expressing wandering walks through an imagined landscape. The speed and gait of each footstep is recorded in a piece of charcoal "walking" across the page, a durational exploration of psycho-geographical elements such as visions and ideas. The drawings are a reaction to a society fixated on optimization and productivity.The following sculptures—”Temple No. 1 ~ 6”—are evidence of sacred spaces found within the detritus of consumerism. Cast from packing forms used to protect merchandise such as electric toothbrushes and hard drives, these plaster forms evoke architecture both of an ancient past and a not-so-distant future. While these forms convey an alluring vernacular of industrialized processes of the present day, they also echo the religious architecture of the ziggurats of ancient Mesopotamia. This work proposes contradictory ideas such as the potential to transcend the homogenization of mass manufacturing and relocate an intimate, singular and spiritual experience. Alternatively, the work can sound as an alarm call to the ideology of power and politics embedded in its own aesthetics where capitalism exists as a religion. Our social values and cultural identities are conferred upon us by the goods and services we consume."Shore II" is a series of prints expressing the idea of coastal shore lines seen from a higher vantage point. This is part of a series from a larger umbrella body of work titled "Cumulous".
Inspired by the idea that the entirety of our natural world may be comprised by clusters of a singular type of particle, "Cumulous" explores the possibilities of various natural phenomena expressed through the combination of 13 basic shapes. Depending on the arrangement and position of these shapes do different types of natural systems occur.
"Flame" and "Vapour" are 2 more groupings of prints that utilizes the same 13 shapes to convey their respective phenomena."Flame" is a series of prints expressing the phenomena of fire. This is part of a series from a larger umbrella body of work titled "Cumulous", an exploration of how rich and sophisticated visual systems derive from a limited palette of 13 basic shapes.
Please see a further description of the idea behind "Cumulous" in the text for "Shore II".
"Vapour" is a series of large scale prints expressing the phenomena of clouds. More specifically, it is a study of particles existing in a gaseous state (as opposed to a liquid or solid state). Prints from "Vapour" are part of a series from a larger umbrella body of work titled "Cumulous", an exploration of how rich and sophisticated visual systems derive from a limited palette of 13 basic shapes.
Please see a further description of the idea behind "Cumulous" in the text for "Shore II".All images copyright ©2008-2020 Masako Miyazaki. See "Instagram" for latest information on work and works in progress. An icompendium Site