Tatsuo Miyajima Japan, b. 1957

Overview

Tatsuo Miyajima gained international recognition in the 1990s through his digital installations, which consisted of LEDs and counters. The cornerstone of his installations is a counter whose lights flash numbers from one to nine. His practice encourages spectators to contemplate the experience of time. Western digital art often focuses on technological shifts in media, whereas Miyajima raises underlying questions about life and death by touching on the concepts of light and darkness as well as the concepts of fixed moments and infinity through his use of digital equipment. In addition, Each work represents a unique number permutation expressing the infinite value of the universe in the list of numbers.

In terms of media, LED is an appropriate device to efficiently deliver Miyajima’s key philosophy, “Keep changing, it connects with everything, it continues forever.”
Selecting the particular material which we easily come across in an ordinary environment and keeping it as the main part of his works indicate his exceptional sensitivity as an artist. By taking advantage of the trans-generational universality of the LED’s simple mechanism, he deals with metadiscourses about visualizing interpretations of time and the concept itself.

Works
  • Tatsuo Miyajima, Changing Time with Changing Self - small circle no.14, 2020
  • Tatsuo Miyajima, Changing Time with Changing Self - small circle no.8, 2020
    Changing Time with Changing Self - small circle no.8, 2020
  • Tatsuo Miyajima, Hiten - no.17, 2020
    Hiten - no.17, 2020
  • Tatsuo Miyajima, Hiten - no.19, 2020
    Hiten - no.19, 2020
  • Tatsuo Miyajima, Hiten - no.2, 2020
    Hiten - no.2, 2020
  • Tatsuo Miyajima, Innumerable Life, 2020
  • Tatsuo Miyajima, Innumerable Life, 2020
    Innumerable Life, 2020
  • Tatsuo Miyajima, Painting of Change - 002 , 2020
    Painting of Change - 002 , 2020
  • Tatsuo Miyajima, Painting of Change - 008, 2020
    Painting of Change - 008, 2020
  • Tatsuo Miyajima, Unstable Time C - no.9, 2020
    Unstable Time C - no.9, 2020
  • Tatsuo Miyajima, Unstable Time L - no.1, 2020
    Unstable Time L - no.1, 2020
  • Tatsuo Miyajima, Unstable Time L - no.10, 2020
    Unstable Time L - no.10, 2020
  • Tatsuo Miyajima, Unstable Time S - no.5, 2020
  • Tatsuo Miyajima, Unstable Time S - no.8, 2020
    Unstable Time S - no.8, 2020
  • Tatsuo Miyajima, Counter Spiral No.14, 2000
  • Tatsuo Miyajima, Counter Gap, 1989/2019
    Counter Gap, 1989/2019
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