As one of the senses of beauty that Japanese have fostered aligned with the principles of nature since old times, there is the perception of finding beauty inside the "darkness." Traditional Japanese houses that have a certain dimness, the effects that can be created in poor light, the surfaces of Japanese lacquer wares that have been created considering how the light of a lamp reflects on them, a use of color that seems as if several layers of "darkness" overlapped. This sense of beauty is called the "worship of shadows." Influenced by this, Shoko Taruma announces works of contemporary art that realize the flow of the present based on the well-tried principle of "shadow."
TEFAF Maastricht / MECC Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands The Treasure House Fair / Royal Hospital Chelsea, London, UK Art Rhizome Kyoto / Kyoto Amplitude, Kyoto, Japan
TEFAF Maastricht / MECC Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands Masterpiece London / The Royal Hospital Chelsea London, London, UK The Future Eternal - DESINGART TOKYO / A Lighthouse called Kanata, Tokyo, Japan West Bund Art & Design 2022 / West Bund Art Center, Shanghai, China Asian Art in London 2022 / Gallery 8, London, UK