"Leonardo da Vinci believed that sight was mankind's most important sense and that "saper vedere" ("knowing how to see") was crucial to living all aspects of life fully."
The group exhibition "Saper vedere" ("knowing how to see") brings together five inquisitive contemporary artists — Antonio J. Ainscough, Edu Carrillo, Natan Heber, Gab More and Qin Tan. On view at JPS Gallery, Tokyo, the artists have been asked to demonstrate their understanding of ‘seeing'.
Taking inspiration from da Vinci's phrase when describing his accomplishments in science and art, this exhibition focuses on the primary aspect of our sense of sight and delivers visual stimulation that evokes a reaction and burst of emotions. It delves into the trials and tribulations of contemporary humans and their convoluted emotional states.
As Alexander Graham Bell once said, “We are all too much inclined to walk through life with our eyes shut. There are things all around us and right at our very feet that we have never seen because we have never really looked.”