Rei Naito – color beginning


September 17 – October 22, 2022

Opening: Saturday, September 17, 2022 | 12–7 PM

LOOCK Ackerstr. 171, 10115 Berlin


LOOCK Galerie is excited to present the solo show of Rei Naito color beginning on view until October 22, 2022.

Engaging in perpetual dialogue with the world, with existence, life, space, time, the sun, and the sky, Rei Naito explores primal human responses and the question of what it means to create. When light falls on the painting, its color, which is like a manifestation of 'anima', moves freely between both sides of the canvas, transcending depth. Our gaze also shifts as if guided by the color that appears, disappears, and then reappears again, and we experience light, color, and life emerging as one inside of our mind. It is an experience of pure discovery, accompanied by wonder — a primal human response — that involves going back and forth between what Naito refers to as the outside and the inside of life. This free, pure continuity between outside and inside life extends to all of her installations, whose appearances are in constant flux with the light from the gallery window. Through the presence of this spatial work alone, it tells us how the world contains secrets we will never know, fleeting instants of life we tend to overlook.

Sitting there quietly awaiting the emergence of life, color beginning witnesses and reflects the changes in the sunlight flowing from the sky into the space. Along with the visitors, it will form a tableau that presents the continuum of life and death, hidden amidst the urban bustle of Berlin.