STUDiOLO di LUNETTA : storage of Tomoko Ninomiya's artworkscross the threshold
every breath reverses the world -- between the visible and the invisible
kindle a candle
Tomoko Ninomiya is from Tokyo. Working with wax,rice paper,tiny light boxes, she has created a series of illuminated paintings that hover in the darkness like ancient cave paintings suddenly stumbled upon by candle light. These delicate works are quiet and reflective. Referring to a childhood love of things translucent, the artist works toward that delicate balance between the visible and the invisible.
------ Cortland Jessup (Exhibition Curator)
Cortland Jessup Gallery New York 1998 ::: Free University of Berlin 1997
This is a private respiration system in order to calm everything...
These illuminating sculptures are breathing the air between the
visible and invisible. Not only is the entire work an installation ... each individual piece
is a tableau "made of light" that you can touch and hold in your
hands. In my childhood,translucent things used to comfort me.
For example ... curtains,canopies,mosquito nets,and frosted glass...
I especially liked to cover myself with a quilt in a room with light
Through the translucence of the quilt,it seemed as if everything
existed somewhere between the Visible and Invisible.
In my work,I use wax as a similarly translucent material.
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