Horse with No Shadow

Makoto Tojiki – Light And Shadow Sculptures

Japan based artist and designer, Makoto Tojiki uses light as his primary medium for creating these truly unique light sculptures. The interplay of light and shadows is captured in the shape of these images, “as ephemeral and enigmatic as shadow itself”.

The Man with No Shadow

Horse with No Shadow

Tojiki graduated in 1998 from Kinki University, with a degree in design engineering. In 2003 he began his career as an artist, after experimenting with light while employed as an industrial designer.

The Blue Bird

Sometimes an object appears differently from how we remember it to be. Yet, this is often not because the object itself has changed, but it is caused by a change in the observer’s perspective. This change may also be related to, and expressive of, the object’s essence.

My interest is in exploring, “When, and for what reason, does a person’s perception of an object change?” Through my work, I seek to stimulate how people see objects. By extracting its essence, I seek to express that which lies at an object’s core.

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