Since the early period of Western art history, the light and shadow have been taking an important role in paintings. They are used to give perspective or make the circumstance dramatic.
However, in China, the image of Yin and Yang was devised to describe the entire Universe. The symbol of circle and subtleness also comes to be often found in the expression of artists as a result of their influence from East.
In the works of the exhibiting artists, light and shadow is not just a matter on the surface of an object any more. The artists spot light on internal aspect, nature occurrence or social issue. They evoke, control and play with them.
Curated by Hitomi Kammai