|Miyako Masaki:Who is Stalin?|
|Written by In the document|
|Published: May 13 2009|
"Venezia Sammarco plaza, December 1st, 2008" (2009); 90.9 X 72.7cm, oil on canvas copy right(c) Miyako MASAKI / courtesy of magical, ARTROOM
"Xuanwei City, Taiwan on September 29th, 2008" (2009); 90.9 X 72.7cm, oil on canvas copy right(c) Miyako MASAKI / courtesy of magical, ARTROOM
We are able to see most of the incidents, the disasters, and the disputes that occur somewhere in the world. However, we hardly witness the scene. In fact, we get information through publications like newspapers and magazines, and images provided by television and internet. How strong is the act “seeing” itself, then? The exhibition title “Who is Stalin?” is derived from the fact that the artist found an examination paper of her school days. The memories and history that seem self-evident can be doubted. In other words, the gap between the information obtained through screens and us is huge, and so is the contradiction lies there.
Most of the motifs of Masakiʼs works are social events obtained from television screens. She reveals unstable uncertain reality by extracting every element that appears on screens without distinguishing among news images, “sure things”, “facts”, and other things. She carefully depicts all the elements with pointillist dots. A vague scene on a canvas makes a viewer realize it for the first time.
Please transcend form and space, and experience the indication after swimming the sea of dots.
|Last Updated on May 20 2009|