Koeda Shigeaki (1953-) has been working on the artworks that combined painting and photograph since 1980’s. In 2003, he was inspired by Ito Jakuchu’s “Hanamaruzu” and started one of his main projects titled “Flowers - Between the eyes.” He has been trying to create 100 Lambda prints using 100 flowers in a his specific way and almost 90 works were completed. The way of creating this series is: setting a glass plate in front of a fresh flower, drawing on the glass plate by water colors, then taking a photograph of whole things with lighting, and finally that digital data is printed as Lambda prints. It is a sequence of sensitive process.
The exhibition title, “Rika Syounen no Yume” that means a dream of a boy who likes science, is derived from Koeda’s boyhood memory. He used to like science and was very impressed to words of Yukawa Hideki, a physicist, “the man who seeks unknown world is a traveler with no map.” Nowadays, he feels a fuzzy feeling of distance between himself and flowers when he makes his works and he thinks that feeling is similar to the distance of his childhood dream in some way. For this exhibition, he has created latest 10 large Lambda prints, acrylic paintings and small works.