Tatsuo Miyajima Japan, b. 1957

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Tatsuo Miyajima gained international recognition in the 1990s through his digital installations, which consisted of LEDs and counters. Since the 1980s, he has embraced Western pluralism and Eastern Buddhist philosophy, and selected numbers, a symbol of logic, as his own formative language, bringing philosophical ideas through life and death into his work. In addition, Each work represents a unique number permutation expressing the infinite value of the universe in the list of numbers. Intangible time is visualized in a way that is expressed as the life and death through repetitive cycles, and Tatsuo contains his thoughts on time, life, death, and reincarnation, which are the inevitable fate of man. The lights that flash in its own cycles inspire the viewer's psychological and emotional sympathy by reflecting thoughts of each individual's relative passage of time.

Tatsuo Miyajima has held solo exhibitions at numerous prestigious museums including Santa Barbara Museum of Art in the US, Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum in China  and Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. His works are included in the collections of British Museum, Tate Collection in the UK, Fondation Cartier in France and etc.

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