Artist Statement


Being instantly captivated by the beautiful curved and straight lines, the exquisitely calculated balance of light and shade, and the various contrasts of all of these in this architectural structure designed by Tadao Ando, I couldn’t take my finger from the release button.
It felt as if I was pulled into the finely honed space that minutely orchestrates the very “shades of gray” that I generally value in my own black-and-white photographs. I was also deeply impressed to see how the building was designed to change its appearance in various ways according to the season and the time of day.I hope that this work manages, at least to some extent, to mirror the “praise of shadows” that Ando expressed through the architecture of the Hyogo Prefectural Art Museum.