O JUN’s solo exhibition 「―順光品々―」[―junko shinajina―] will open on Friday 1st April at void+, Tokyo. In this exhibition three new works will be exhibited, in O JUN’s words’as if someone had pressed “rewind” on the tape’. void+ gallery also plans to hold a talk event in celebration of the critical turning point of its 10th anniversary operating as an experimental art space.
‘We use the term ‘junko’ (‘direct light’) to describe when there is direct light to the rear of the photographer, which then illuminates the photographic subject – but this title refers to when the painted object possesses a brightness similar to those conditions. The weakness of using direct light is that its beams spread right into every nook and cranny, giving all objects a strongly flattened impression. However, in the case of my paintings I think that’s exactly what they are longing to look like. I make paintings with the idea that if I can express a condition of bold brightness throughout the composition, then people will be able to respond directly through their visual senses in a personal, physical experience of the work. This has some continuities with my work from a solo exhibition of eleven years ago. Instead of paintings in which discovery, depth, or development are unreadable at the moment you look at them, I want to make paintings which instead are absolutely the same whenever you look at them, and which you can continue looking at forever.’
Friday 1st April – Saturday 28th May 2016
14:00 – 19:00
Closed on Sundays, Mondays, public holiday sand for the period between Friday 29th April and Monday 9th May
Venue: void+ (1F, Aoyama 3-16-14, Minato-ku, Tokyo-to 〒107-0062)