Krakow Shinji Ogawa

Ogawa consistently modifies familiar scenes in a search to discover new possibilities in a world which is different from the one that is normally visible to us. Among his works are the “Without You” series, in which Ogawa removed the human figures that acted as the central image in classical Western paintings by Vermeer, da Vinci, and other, and repainted them; the “Perfect World” series, in which the artist added people or buildings to a pair of pictures, including photographs by Eugene Atget and old postcards; and “Interference,” in which Ogawa layered images in a variety of ways to create a new landscape. In each of these, we see the development of Ogawa’s work in these basic media, oil paintings, pencil drawing and video.