"Lost memories in infinite time" at Galleria Gloria, Jyväskylä, Finland

Random work from Mayumi Niiranen Hisatomi | Exhibition views  | "Lost memories in infinite time" at Galleria Gloria, Jyväskylä, Finland

The statement for the solo exhibition “Lost memories in infinite time” (Galleria Gloria 15.8-12.9.2013)

Let’s say a glass fell from someone’s hand and in the end the glass broke. Was it just an accident? Did the person do it intentionally? Well, it is possible that the glass was ten meters big so it could not fit in the hand. Or it happened under another person’s order, or it was a conjunction of many coincidences. It is even possible that the person who dropped the glass was me…

There are many hidden stories and lost possibilities behind the events we face in our everyday lives and get to know through mass media. One individual person can only have limited experiences. And besides, we are not capable of storing all the memories and feelings that we get through our own experiences - we keep forgetting them.

I extend images and produce paintings using newspaper and magazine photos which already have their meaning. The painted newspapers are the main start of my works offering a new view.

A large number of things appear when something exists. But, on the other hand, innumerable things will be lost. I try to perceive those things again through my work. This is an action of gazing at imprints of existence.It is likely that an individual person is not able to see the entire picture of happenings. But the action of trying to understand is infinite, and I believe that this action will lead to finding out some kind of true nature of something in this world.