The haloes of light seen in Buddhist images are said to be a light of wisdom that destroys the worldly desires of the populace. Rolling tires are the cornerstone of capitalism, and the desire driven on these tires has become revered and reified. That emptiness, truth, or a reality incorporating both of these, is the empty abyss we see.
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.
Naoyuki Hata series take tires and transform them into sculptures offered to the camera to document. The result is a set of graphically startling images that smartly use paint and light.