Ken Matsubara: Repetition, 01 Feb 2018 — 10 Mar 2018

Ken Matsubara: Repetition

This is the first solo exhibition in Madrid by the Japanese artist and is the result of the personal relationship between the gallerist and the artist who first met in 2016. Artworks on view include: “Paper in the wind”, “Moon Bowl”, “Storm in a glass”.

According to the artist’s words: “My works attempt to explore the possibility of melting memories that reside deep within one’s consciousness. These works are composed of recollective photographs and videos that consist antique objects embodied with memories. I believe motion images have the ability to call forth and express the fluctuating manner of recollective properties. Recollections, I presume, are genetically inherent in our DNA which contain vast knowledge from the past since antiquity. Furthermore these share a collective memory that extends beyond individual self and interpenetrates between the past and the present era. If we can recollect such memories, then I believe there is a potential for our future to ascend past the boundaries of cultural, historical, and social notions of individuality. Thus we are fluctuating between the past and the future in a state of repetition, ceaselessly inquiring its means without an end”.

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