Masayoshi Nojo was born in 1989 in Kanagawa, Japan. In 2015 he received his M.A. in Japanese Paintings from Kyoto University of Art and Design.  His work is a combination of contemporary visual languages with Japanese aesthetics and depicts the passage of time. Nojo explores the concept of memory using a range of mixed media including photography. Through the process of oxidation of the photographs, form and colors became abstracted; the images reach their ultimate purity in silver, the colour of time’s passage.  As Masayoshi applies marbling to the base panel and print the form via silkscreen, using silver foil on the canvas, the image rendered recreate a sense of mirage, of distant memories. Thanks to this visual experience the viewer is imbued in a dynamic mixture of concreteness and abstractness which are innate of past experiences.

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