Fascinated by the properties and behavior of light, renowned Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka unveiled his latest work, “Spectrum” (2017), a new installation that fills the Shiseido Gallery space in Tokyo with colorful light that radiates from an elaborately-designed prism.
Tokujin Yoshioka wonders why natural light is so attractive to us. Sunlight, moonlight and shimmers of water – the beauty of them has mystic energy that cannot be fully grasped. Natural light that all living creatures can sense its power has infinite colours in its whiteness and transparency. Focusing on the relationship between man and the natural world, Tokujin has explored the sensations that natural light brings to us with his studies and experiments, including the “Kou-an Glass Tea House” exhibited in Kyoto in 2015.
In this exhibition, Tokujin presents his latest installation “Spectrum”. This experience offers an almost mystical journey through light, with seemingly infinite rainbow colours radiate from prisms. The sculpture made of 200 prisms on the wall refracts some 4,000 of rainbow rays. Inspired by the relationship between man and natural light, this installation conveys the aura of nature, the passage of time and the beauty of light itself, and aims to arouse human senses conveying the mystery of rainbow rays refracted through prisms.
Tokujin Yoshioka’s Spectrum installation will be on view at Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo, until March 26, 2017.
all images courtesy of Tokujin Yoshioka