Iku Harada, “WHITE CUBE – WHITE CUBE – ROPPONGI 2022”
Part of the early viewing exhibition program
9/3(Sat) - 9/16(Fri) 10:00 - 20:00
9/17(Sat) - 9/19(Mon/Holiday) 10:00 - 22:00
* On 9/19 (Mon/Holiday) open until 18:00 only
- Reine Building 1, 1st Floor
- [Participation fee]
For this artwork in Roppongi, Harada first rendered the Roppongi cityscape within the virtual world of her computer, then translated the world as seen from that virtual setting into physical artwork. In addition, she’ll be incorporating element of optical illusion that she has been using since 2018, so that viewers will experience unusual distortions as they shift their vantage point. Beyond viewing through the naked eye, when the works are seen through a mobile device, the strange sensation blurring reality and fiction will become further pronounced. In this way, the artist pursues to create works to encourage viewers moving back and forth between the reality and illusion.
Born 1982 in Yamagata prefecture. Harada creates fictional digital worlds with houses and parks, then renders the visual scenery of that world in the form of paintings, and finally exhibits those paintings in the real world. She has recently created installations combining three-dimensional objects, and her style of “nesting together” the virtual and real has been highly recognized for its contemporary relevance. Her exhibitions at Art Front Gallery in 2018 and Fuchu Art Museum in 2019 received critical acclaim.