平野祐一『野菜曼荼羅』

Yuichi Hirano Exhibition

Vegetable Mandala

2019.02.25 - 2019.03.02
EXHIBITION HOURS: 11:00 - 23:00
LAST DAY OF EXHIBITION: 11:00 - 20:00
*Closed on Sundays & Public Holidays
*The artist will be in the gallery from 15:00 to 20:00
*Please check the website for evening reservations
ABOUT
"Yuichi Hirano -Vegetable Mandala-" will be held from February 25th (Monday) to March 2nd (Saturday), 2019.
These are unique works that hollow out the core of raw vegetables and set up a small lighting device.
Please enjoy the beautiful and fantastic world hidden inside the vegetables.
ARTIST'S INTRODUCTION / STATEMENT

■Biography:
Yuichi Hirano was born in 1953 in Osaka.
After graduating from the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Kyoto University, he moved to Kagawa Prefecture in 1987 after working for Yoyosha Co., Ltd. and Tan Sekkei Co., Ltd. in Tokyo. After working at Tadashi Yamamoto's Architectural Comprehensive Laboratory, he established Hirano Regional Planning in 1993, where he is now working as a first-class architect.
Since 2008, he has been engaged in art activities centered on lighting, and since 2011 he has been holding exhibitions and workshops throughout Japan, including "Vegetable Lighting Art" where vegetables and fruits are illuminated from the inside.

■Artist's Comment
In our daily life, we look at vegetables with reflected light.
Lively gloss and gradation of color are also perceived by reflected light.
However, the delicious texture of vegetables is largely due to the effect of light reflected from the surface of vegetables with a certain depth due to the permeability of the vegetable surface, which contains a lot of water.
Vegetables contain more than 80% water and are surprisingly permeable to light. We are looking at cells that are layered on top of each other.
What would happen if we took advantage of the transparency of vegetables and looked at them with transmitted light?
I wonder if the texture of the new vegetables will come out.
In addition, I wonder if the new "taste" of vegetables will come out.

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