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Ink&Paste - Philippe Gillotte 2012


Taisuke Koyama.

Untitled (Melting Rainbows 032), 2010.

Untitled (Melting Rainbows 014), 2010.

Untitled (Melting Rainbows 008), 2010.

Melting Rainbows


A city and human body, organisms and inorganic materials, consciousness and unconsciousness, the self and the other; in this environment which is constantly changing with the transition of seasons, those elements are reacting each other closely and constituting this ever-changing world which keeps metabolizing like an organism.
Countless phenomena in this city occur as the outcome of the continuing process of this metabolism. They intersect between natural objects and artificial ones , connecting micro and macro world. And those phenomena are effected and caused by not only natural factors (sunlight, wind and rain), but also by the thousands of incidents I did not encounter
and thousands of behavior of people I do not know.
“Melting rainbows” is a study on natures a photography possesses; the series of unphotographed moments existing before and after the shot. It is also the research on abstract photography, making a photography of natural phenomenon and the contradiction between visible image and the structure behind the it.
From the last series “Rainbow Form” in 2009, which was the closed-up pictures of advertising poster with a rainbow image, I have selected about 10 pictures to create this “Melting Rainbows”. The inkjet prints of “Rainbow Form” were placed in the balcony of my room and the changing process of the surface was observed and photographed.
The series “Melting Rainbows” has about 111 pictures now.