|Makoto Tojiki is an artist and designer who uses light as his primary medium of expression.
Tojiki, a 1998 industrial design engineering graduate of Kinki University,
devoted his personal time to experimenting with light while employed as an industrial designer.
In 2003, he launched his career as a full-time artist.
Early on, Tojiki produced small works intended for production,
but found this limiting and branched out into artistic images of objects constructed from light,
as well as jewelry that involves light reflection, such as diamonds.
1975: Born in Miyazaki, Japan.
1998: Graduated Kinki University Kyushu faculty of engineering industrial design.
1998-2003: Work as a inhouse product designer.
2003: Start activity as a freelance.
2014: Lives and works in Chiba, Japan.
His most recent "No Shadow" series is inspired by the interconnectedness of light and shadow and how they can be manipulated and controlled. Tojiki begins his creative process by breaking down the light and the shadow to capture the essence of their symbiosis resulting in fleeting images that are as ephemeral and enigmatic as shadow itself.
|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.
|2014: Mein Schiff 3 Klanghaus entrance display / Germany
2014: EIN HERZ FÜR UNICEF / Germany
2013: valveat 81 3rd Anniversary installation / Tokyo
2013: Clé de Peau Beauté HK office entrance display / Hong Kong
2012: L'ART DE LA RADIANCE EXHIBITION / Hong Kong
2012: Clé de Peau Beauté HK 30th Anniversary installation / Hong Kong
2010: HERMÈS installation / Hong Kong
2010: HERMÈS installation / Shanghai
2010: SAUT HERMÈS at Grand Palais installation / Paris
2010: HERMÈS mens shop opening party installation / NY
2009: Salone Satellite / Milano
2009: See The Light / Copenhagen
2008: 9th SICF / Tokyo
2007: interior lifestyle / Tokyo
2007: ICFF / NY
2007: 8th SICF / Tokyo
2007: TOKYO DESIGN PREMIO / Milano
2005: Salon du Meuble / Paris
2004: DESIGNER'S WEEK / Tokyo
2003: DESIGNER'S WEEK / Tokyo
|Bureau of Cultural Affairs Kaohsiung City Government
Dansk Design Center
Design Association NPO
Louise Alexander Gallery
SHISEIDO Clé de Peau Beauté
Wacoal Art Center
- Jewelry / Reff : www.reff.jp
Box International Trade
CORRIERE DELLA SERA
DESIGN INDABA MAGAZINE
DESIGN INDABA web site
International Lighting Design Index 2010
LE MONDE D'HERMÈS 2010 Volume2
online magazine Archilight
Surface Asia Magazine
The Huffington Post
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