Light Artist – Makoto Tojiki

Makoto Tojiki-

Makoto Tojiki is an artist and designer who uses light as his primary medium of expression. He also works with jewelry that involves light reflections (Diamonds).

He was born in Miyazaki, Japan in 1975. Graduated Kinki University Kyushu faculty in industrial design engineering in 1998. Work as a in-house product designer from 1998 to 2003. Then started activity as a full-time freelance artist. Currently, he lives and works in Chiba, Japan.

His type of artwork is Light Sculpture. He uses materials like LEDs, Copper Wires, Integrated Circuits (ICs), Acrylics, Wood, Steel Rods, Optical Fibers, and Resin.

His concept revolves around the idea that objects can appear differently from how we remember them to be. However, this doesn’t mean that the object itself has changed, but the way we look at it has. The change in our perspective is what causes the object to appear different. The change in how we see the object may be “related to, and expressive of the object’s essence.” His interest is in exploring, “When, and for what reason, does a person’s perception of an object change?” Through his work, he seeks to stimulate how people see objects.

No Shadow – This 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 relationship resulting in fleeting images that are as short-lived and mysterious as shadow itself. The series is made only with LEDs, Copper wires, and ICs.

Highlight – Is a piece that uses the shadow and shadow to create 3D images. The piece is crafted out of LEDs, Copper wires, Steel rods, ICs, and Acrylics

Princess Leia – Is a gift from Makoto to Carrie Fisher (Actress for Princess Leia). This artwork is made from LEDs, Copper wires, Stainless rods, and ICs.

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