Robert Mann Gallery is excited to announce a new series by Maroesjka Lavigne, Not Seeing a Flower. Shot in Japan, the series was made in cooperation with the Flanders Center in Osaka and will be shown at Museum Dr. Guislain in Ghent, Belgium as part of the group exhibition Facing Japan.
The artist writes,
‘Whatever you think, think the opposite’ [is]an expression I heard a lot in and about Japan. This island seemed to be an isolated world far away. Japan has cultivated a certain image in the
western world. Japanese Ukiyo-e pictures influenced this western image. These ‘pictures of the floating world’ of among others Hiroshige and Hokusai caused us to have an unreal image of Japan. In this series I tried to look for the modern beauty Japan has to offer with underlying themes of the old pictures as an inspiration.