Humans perceive color through S-, M-, and L-pyramidal cells in the fovea of the eye. S, M, L stand for Short, Middle, and Long, and represent a wavelength spanning from approximately 400-600 nanometers. I painted objects gray and then lit them with R, G, and B color filters, respectively. Objects stripped of their original color appear to take on these new colors through refraction.
Born in 1979 in Gifu. Winner of the Grand Prix of the 4th Photography 1_WALL competition in 2011. Graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in the Netherlands in 2014. His solo exhibitions include "Pelletron new no. 4" at the Guardian Garden, Tokyo, 2012, and "MEAT MAN" at Beppu Station Market, Oita, 2018. His major group exhibitions include "LUMIX MEETS BEYOND 2020 #7" held in 2009.
First stripping objects of their "natural" hues by painting them gray, Naoyuki Hata re-infuses them with a vibrant simulacra of color using red, green, and blue light filters. The results are somewhere between hyper-real and surreal-a refraction of what is true but not real. Or is it real but not true?