solo show, from septembre 20th to october 8th 2017, at L'embrasser the cover nippon galery, 24 rue de saint Louis en l'île 75004 Paris.
Unlike other words that cover the notion of real images as a form, of Chinese origin, omokage is a purely Japanese term. It consists of two characters, omo, face, surface, aspect of things, and kage, what diffuses from a body or things, the radiance of a luminous body, the shadow projected by a body, the reflection. It does not concern the image as a material representation of an object, nor the image as a metaphor, but an image conceived in memory or dream. It does not have a univocal translation, as what it covers there is always something that evades the clear perception. It is also the face, the trace, the vestige, or the recall of previous poems. In the old Japanese poetry competitions, the quality of a piece could be judged according to the presence or not of this unformulated image that emerges from it.