Lieko Shiga - Canary
22 March - 12 May 2013
Foam presents the Canary series by Japanese photographer Lieko
Shiga (1980). In her work, Shiga combines local myths with stories
of ordinary people and their personal memories, feelings and
experiences. She thus creates fantastical and often dramatic images
that make reference to the twilight area between dream and reality.
Her often-dark work is deeply rooted in the Japanese folkloric
tradition and the supernatural as a self-evident presence. Shiga is
part of a new generation of Japanese photographers. Her photos are
characterised by a distinctive use of light and colour and a
powerful visual language based on her own fantasy.
This exhibition has been made possible by JT International
Company Netherlands BV (JTI).