GEN AIHARA: Photograms


PRESS RELEASE: GEN AIHARA: Photograms, Mar 15 - Apr 30, 2021

GEN AIHARA: Photograms
Mar 15 – Apr 30, 2021

These images are created by the technique of photogram—the most primitive of photographic methods—which is to place objects directly on to a light sensitive material, and then expose with light. By blowing, drawing, and generally manipulating bubbles, lines of water, and occasionally tiny organisms on the paper’s surface, I ground the subject in reality while ultimately producing an image of pure abstraction.

The shadows of actual objects are proof of the objects’ existence. Through art making I am trying to believe that I am truly existing in this space and time.

Gen Aihara, March 2021