Yoshinori Marui PG002, from the series Apparition 2018 Printed 2020 Archival Pigment Print Edition of 5 1220x914mm (image size) ©Yoshinori Marui, Courtesy PGI
Yoshinori Marui PG002, from the series Apparition 2018 Printed 2020 Archival Pigment Print Edition of 5 1220x914mm (image size) ©Yoshinori Marui, Courtesy PGI 
Yoshinori Marui 0799_1520, from the series Apparition 2016 Printed 2020 Archival Pigment Print Edition 1 of 5 508x406mm (image size)  ©Yoshinori Marui, Courtesy PGI
Yoshinori Marui 1202_1520, from the series Apparition 2017 Printed 2020 Archival Pigment Print Edition of 5 508x406mm (image size)©Yoshinori Marui, Courtesy PGI

Apparition - Yoshinori Marui

15/10/2020 - 05/12/2020

PGI 
TKB bldg. 3F 
2-3-4 Higashi Azabu, Minato-ku 
106-0044 Tokyo

www.pgi.ac   

 
The word apparition originally pertained to celestial bodies. Theodor W. Adorno wrote “the artwork as appearance is most closely resembled by the apparition, the heavenly vision.” This series is a blend of snapshots and photograms. With this integrated approach, Marui has further explored the intersection of the actual and the photographed. He explains, “an image is created in much the same way as an object is perceived by our retinas, or even further, by the way we perceive things using all five senses.” When we look at a series of seemingly unrelated snapshots created by an artist, our minds subconsciously begin searching for meaning within them.
This series is an experiment that invites the viewer to consider our natural instinct to ascribe meaning to what we see and, in doing so, to understand and even surpass our current limitations.