Tatsuo Miyajima: Innumerable Life / Buddha Lisson Gallery (11 January – 16 February 2019) © Tatsuo Miyajima; Courtesy Lisson Gallery
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Tatsuo Miyajima: Innumerable Life / Buddha Lisson Gallery (11 January – 16 February 2019) © Tatsuo Miyajima; Courtesy Lisson Gallery
Tatsuo Miyajima: Innumerable Life / Buddha Lisson Gallery (11 January – 16 February 2019) © Tatsuo Miyajima; Courtesy Lisson Gallery
Tatsuo Miyajima: Innumerable Life / Buddha Lisson Gallery (11 January – 16 February 2019) © Tatsuo Miyajima; Courtesy Lisson Gallery
Tatsuo Miyajima: Innumerable Life / Buddha Lisson Gallery (11 January – 16 February 2019) © Tatsuo Miyajima; Courtesy Lisson Gallery
Tatsuo Miyajima: Innumerable Life / Buddha Lisson Gallery (11 January – 16 February 2019) © Tatsuo Miyajima; Courtesy Lisson Gallery

Japanese artist Tatsuo Miyajima has a new solo show at New York’s Lisson Gallery. Known for his digital-focused installations, this new exhibition, “Innumerable Life/Buddha,” recreates the concepts of life and death using thousands of LED displays.

Across five works and at different speeds, miniature LED numbers count down from nine to one. At zero, the LED display goes momentarily dark to represent death, before resetting and starting all over again.

Taking inspiration from Buddism, the work is a reminder of the human life cycle. Viewers are bathed in a warm red light, which according to Miyajima denotes “the blood of life, love, fire, passion, strength, and joy.”

“Innumerable Life/Buddha” is on now and runs until February 16. For more information, go to Lisson Gallery.

Lisson Gallery
138 Tenth Avenue
New York 10011

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