This event is part of our Past Programme
Miho Kajioka's (b. 1973, Japan) delicate surfaces conjure memories, half-remembrances, and faded yet still discernible images.
Featuring Kajioka’s latest works and new explorations into colour, this exhibition follows the journey of a solitary figure, transported through dreamlike landscapes that exist within and beyond the boundaries of the tangible. Captivating all senses, as time takes on a whimsical quality, the artist shifts between the familiar and the ethereal.
Kajioka is fascinated by the chronology and meaning of events. According to her, photography captures moments and freezes them; printing impressions is like playing with memories and the sense of time. Her minimalist images draw on the Japanese tradition of “wabi-sabi” – the appreciation of beauty in imperfection and transience, and the Zen/Taoist belief that the essence of an object exists in the empty space inside and around it. These negative spaces in her meticulously exposed, toned, and hand-finished prints hold equal significance to the subjects that emerge.
The artist has designed a scent to evoke the passing of time. Released into the gallery space, this fragrance accompanies you on the journey.
I made this (scent) based on a zen saying, Shōju Sennen No Midori, which signifies that the green colour of pine leaves shall endure the long passage of a thousand years.- Miho Kajioka
Miho Kajioka’s work is available to purchase from £850 + VAT. All profits from print sales supports The Photographers’ Gallery‘s public programme.