Daydreaming in Shinagawa by Nao Tokunaga
Dimension: 42.0 (w) x 29.7 (h) cm | 16.5" x 11.7"
4 colour Risograph
Edition of 100
Signed and numbered
Printed on 170gsm uncoated acid-free paper
Subtle imperfections may vary
Knuckles & Notch (2022)
This artwork reflects a transcendental moment where Nao witnessed a beautiful sunset after work at Shinagawa, Japan.
"One evening, I saw a sphere-shaped sunset and an explosion of warm colors engulfing the environment and everything around me, connecting me to all these strangers who looked similar in their work clothing and suits. During this transient state, they seemed to fly into the sky and melt into the sun, as though they were finally free of all their worries and stresses in life." She wishes that this could only be true.
A concept and visual development artist by training and working in the fast-growing game and animation industry, Nao spends many hours avidly observing people and the environment around her during her breaks. Expressing her visual studies through plein air painting, and taking the most nuanced of observations, she translates them in lighting and colours, turning them into cinematic works of paintings.
Exhibition curatorial statement
Having sentience, consciousness, and the capacity to dream is what makes us unique beings.
Essentially, what we experience in our life determines how we perceive our future, create memories, and how we dream. Without our memories, genetics, and history, we cease to exist. It's a life cycle that gives us the ability to evolve as humans and as living creatures. Even the way we dream, or even daydream, is part of what makes us who we are.
This print exhibition features the interpretations of dreams by 14 (local and international) visual artists, elaborating on their own dreams to create dream manifestations that become reality. These dreams run deep and wild in the artists' subconscious minds, influencing their art and shaping them into unique artists with distinct visions and styles. The unseen and intangible things that they’ve experienced externally and in their minds become the visuals they create outside reality, giving birth to art once unimaginable.
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