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Japanese Artist Makes Beautiful Flowers Frozen In Time

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Japanese Artist Makes Beautiful Flowers Frozen In Time

Kenji Shibata has been active in Japan since 1992. After studying with Studio Gibb and at renowned visual arts school in Osaka, Kenji Shibata quickly moved on to solo exhibitions. This brilliant artist often integrates his love of technology into his love of art, most notably with his series of hyper realistic motorcycle paintings. After a number of solo exhibitions, Kenji Shibata even founded his own electronics company, Shibata Electronics, which now has several offices around the world.

His most recent exhibition at Tachibana Gallery, aptly named “Locked in the Ether,” presents yet another unique twist on Kenji Shibata’s chosen medium. Combining photography and deliberately frozen flowers, the artist produces images vibrant, ethereal, and distinct enough to be mistaken for paintings.

Playing with the idea of being frozen in time, Kenji Shibata froze flowers in full bloom – in the prime of their lives – in order to create this thought provoking, mesmerizing series. As the flowers began to thaw out, Kenji Shibata then photographed them in various stages of disrepair.

Such a sharp use of everyday items creates a truly engaging series of photographs that has us pondering life, death, and the beguiling nature of eternal youth. What do these gorgeous photos suggest for you?

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          Check out his website for more of his art!

          Featured photo credit: Kenji Shibata via shibatakenji.com

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