© Naruki Oshima, Courtesy of Yumiko Chiba Associates
© Naruki Oshima, Courtesy of Yumiko Chiba Associates 

Naruki Oshima Tableau/Bibémus: with Cézanne

19/01/2018 - 17/02/2018

Yumiko Chiba 
4 - 32 - 6 #206, Park Grace Shinjuku building 
160 - 0023 Tokyo


Yumiko Chiba Associates viewing room shinjuku is pleased to present Tableau/Bibémus: with Cézanne, a solo show
of Naruki Oshima. 

In haptic green series that Naruki Oshima has been working on energetically since 2011, the artist has created singular landscapes by joining several hundreds of photographic shots of a subject that were taken with different focal length into a grid on computer screen so as to recompose them as a single photograph. Within these works, Oshima mixed the two kinds of different distances. They are a short and a long one respectively from the eyes to the details of a tree and to the whole image of it. Amidst our visional swing between the short and long distances, the image of the tree ambiguously appears and questions the way of our usual spatial cognition, thereby generating an unknown visual experience. Hence, through the act of seeing, Oshima’s works liberate us the surrounding world. This is an important element running through all of Oshima’s works.

Oshima says that he always had the art of Paul Cézanne in his mind while he was working on the series. Paintings by Cézanne, which employed multiple perspectives to recapture objects with the fresh eyes, have had a large influence on Oshima