2013 / Gallery MUJO / “Longing for Reality” by Mayumi Oshima, June 15 – July 7


Galley MUJO

“Longing for Reality” by Mayumi Oshima

June 15, 2013 – July 7, 2013

Gallery hours: Tuesday through Sunday from 1 pm to 4 pm, and after dark for Thursday & Friday from 8pm to 9pm. The gallery will open until midnight after dark regarding to the TANABATA festival.

Gallery MUJO moved to the new located at 137 East Third Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Entrance on Third Street between Los Angeles Street and Main Street.




20130620 Galley MUJO Oshima posterMAYUMI OSHIMA defines the liminality for her artistic idea, existing between reality and fantasy.

Even though she thinks reality consists of illusions, the boundary of her liminality becomes ambiguous between this life and eternity because this life is overlapping eternity.

On a daily bases, we think it’s clear when we see objects, but she thinks it isn’t clear.

We just see them as vague images, the same as we see some images through slit glasses.

However, we cannot define if they are bad or good, just because it is that kind of thing.

For example, we see an object clearly when we focus on it. But we broadly look at unfocused things.

That is to say, we visually select whatever we want unconsciously.

Ambiguously visualized because we don’t focus it. Automatically our focus is on whatever is seen with no focus on the broader image.

There are the selected and the unselected things together in our sight. A ray of hope will come if you see the unfocused through the things that was once focused on.

The light is realized because the shadows are seen at the same time. Also, it’s variation is necessarily the pursuit of existence while ourselves are shadows and variations themselves. 

MAYUMI OSHIMA transfers the shadow on paper by describing light and to describe her reality.

Also MAYUMI OSHIMA shows the illusion “Hotaru no Hana” by blinking lights as if fireflies flying around flowers. It presents the limiality of her concept in this work.