Bambinart Gallery is pleased to announce the group exhibition "there." by two painters and a photographer that focus on the feeling of dejavu and depicts ambiguous scenery that seem vaguely familiar but not quite.
Makoto Terauchi (b. 1980) draw dreamlike visions that are constructed from his memory and daily findings. These fragments are offshoots of actuality, but reality perceived by our sense is sometimes felt more "real" than actual experience.
Akane Terashima (b. 1980) make paintings that resemble scenes from a picturebook. The simple paintings depicting animals, golden meadows, and eyes gleaming in the dark make us feel as if we have seen or known that scene before.
Megumi Nagase (b. 1984) grapples with the theme of light and darkness and their interdependency through her photographs. She photographs images under poor lighting to show how light "gives birth" to a photographed image. Equating light and darkness with life and death, Nagase's photographs carry with them an air of melancholy.
Nostalgia towards a foreign place is usually refered to as deja-vu. This common experience may be answered as coming from memories we have of our past lives, usually encased deep with-in us but sometimes surfacing as ungrounded feelings of longing towards an unknown place.