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Space Flower by Naoko Tosa

Friday, 03 October 2014


Space Jungle, 2014, Video (colour, sound), 5 min 33 sec


Ikkan Art Gallery presents Space Flower, an exhibition of new works by internationally renowned Japanese media artist, Naoko Tosa. Tosa’s new series of works pays homage to Rimpa, one of the major historical schools of Japanese painting that was founded in Kyoto in the 17th century.


Famed for its usage of luxurious golden colour, one of its key exponents was the artist Korin Ogata, whose paintings of ‘Wind God and Thunder God’ have become representative of the style. The fragmentation of flowers by the elements of wind and thunder in Tosa’s works serves an allegory for the fading of old customs and the beckoning of a new future.


L-R: Oiran, 2014, Video (colour, sound), 5 min 28 sec; Space Flower, 2014, Video (colour, sound), 6 min 12 sec; Space Jungle, 2014, Video (colour, sound), 5 min 33 sec; Moon Flower, 2014, Video (colour, sound), 5 min 24 sec



Exhibition: Naoko Tosa - Space Flower

Date: 5 Sep – 1 Nov 2014

Venue: Ikkan Art Gallery

Address: 39 Keppel Road, #01-05 Artspace@Helutrans, Tanjong Pagar Distripark, Singapore 089065

Gallery Hours: 12.00 noon - 7.00 pm (Tues – Sat)

Admission: Free


 Credit: Naoko Tosa


Tosa's past project in Singapore include Projection Mapping 'Sound of Ikebana' on the facade of ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands in January 2014.


Tosa has exhibited her artworks at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the New York Metropolitan Art Museum and Japan Creative Center at Singapore among many locations worldwide. To know more about the artist, please visit www.naokotosa.com.



Source: Ikkan Art Gallery


Photos: Ikkan Art GalleryPosted by Admin in Arts & Culture on 03 Oct 2014


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