In this work, Hope and Dream, artist Makoto Tojiki shows our obsession with beauty. As the curators have described the work,
“The forward direction of light always entices hope and dream. The young girl is always in pursuit of womanly beauty, not knowing womanly beauty is always pursuing her. Her loveliness and the gorgeousness of her reflected light will dance the radiant dance of luminous splendour, resulting in fleeting images that are as ephemeral and enigmatic as the passing shadow of a bird.”
The use of technology to relay this image add another layer to the artwork. The artwork itself is a constructed image, and then with that the use of technology creates the dystopian feeling of an unreal world. This beauty is a simulacra, without an original, and made through constructed means. Yet this feeling of a fleeting moment is totally real. For more of Tojiki’s work, click here.
- Lee Jones