WOW “Imperfect Image —Refraction #001–014—” exhibition held at Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore to experience the beauty of imperfection

WOW Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as “WOW”) will hold “Incomplete Image —Refraction #001–014—” at Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore from May 2nd (Tuesday) to May 9th (Tuesday), 2023. We will hold an exhibition.


The group of video works "Refraction" was created as a work that confronts the limitless imagination of human beings. the Visuals (2022)”. In this exhibition, in addition to the 6 works released in "Unlearning the Visuals", a total of 11 works, including 2 new large-scale works and 3 small-scale works, will appear in the atrium of Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore. The frame was created by Kinichi Ogata of OGATA Inc., which handles space design. The work is framed with a different design for each size. In addition, we will start selling it so that you can own it as a new era art piece that decorates your office, gallery, home, etc.

・Introduction of works

"Refraction" is a group of video works that means "distortion". By superimposing a grid-shaped curved acrylic on the display where the image is projected, the image is distorted, blurred, and projected like a mosaic image. When the viewer confronts this work, by imagining the "other side" of the imperfect image, the viewer complements and reconstructs the image.

We are exposed to a lot of visual information on a daily basis due to the spread of high-definition imaging devices and SNS. As the opposite of high resolution and perfection, this work attempts to experience the beauty that exists in imperfection by surrendering oneself to the infinite imagination that human beings inherently have, i.e. infinite resolution.

Work link

・Exhibited works

L size *New. Display prototype.
“Mortality” H1869mm × W1094mm × W123mm Stainless steel frame “Day light” H1869mm × W1094mm × D123mm Copper plate frame

M size "Eye" H1020mm × W611mm × D123mm curved acrylic, wood frame "Portrait_01" H1020mm × W611mm × D123mm curved acrylic, wood frame "Portrait_02" H1020mm × W611mm × D123mm curved acrylic, wood frame "Portrait_03" H1020mm × W611mm × D123mm curved Acrylic, wood frame "Fish" H611mm × W1020mm × D123mm Curved acrylic, wood frame "Night light" H611mm × W1020mm × D123mm Curved acrylic, wood frame

S size * New. Display prototype.
"Night light" H297mm × W236mm × D19.5mm curved acrylic, acrylic frame "Portrait_02" H297mm × W232mm × D25mm curved acrylic, brass frame "Portrait_03" H297mm × W232mm × D25mm curved acrylic, steel frame


"Day light"


"Night light"


・ About work sales

It will be sold at Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore from 11:00 on Tuesday, May 2nd. Some of the works will also be available on the art online marketplace "OIL by Bijutsu Techo" from 11:00 on Tuesday, May 2nd.

WOW “Incomplete Image — Refraction #001–014 exhibition information

Date: May 2nd (Tue) – 9th (Tue), 2023
Hours: 11:00-20:00 *11:00-17:00 on the last day
Location: Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore GINZA ATRIUM
Address: 6-10-1 GINZA SIX 6F, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Admission: Free Organizer: WOW
Planning cooperation: CCC Art Lab Design and construction cooperation: OGATA Inc.
Equipment cooperation: Prism Acrylic Co., Ltd. Production: Inac Co., Ltd.


Founded in 1998 by furniture/interior designer Kinichi Ogata. Set up an atelier in the forest at the foot of Mt. Izumigatake on the outskirts of Sendai City, he engages in a wide range of activities, including the design and production of original furniture, store design, interior and exterior design of hospitals and buildings, design supervision of large stores, etc., and housing design and construction. . All of our original furniture is made in-house, using wood, iron, and leather, which are materials that return to nature and blend with nature. Every piece has a story, and he creates furniture that raises people's awareness and works that overturn stereotypes by actually touching them. In addition, the practical and novel design that always pursues originality and the precise design processing that pays close attention to detail without compromise has been highly evaluated both in Japan and overseas for its high degree of perfection and exquisite workmanship. It has gained.

・CCC Art Lab

CCC Art Lab is a planning group that proposes "life with art" within the planning company Culture Convenience Club Co., Ltd. We would like to contribute to making people's lives happier and creating a better society by bringing art closer to us by proposing "a life with art". Based on the knowledge we have cultivated through many years of business experience, such as store planning, art media, product development, and event production, we will propose plans with an approach that only we can.

·Company Profile

Wow Co., Ltd. 1-14-3 Jinnan, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Representative Director: Yuji Takahashi A visual design studio based in Tokyo, Sendai, London, and San Francisco. We are doing a wide range of design work that is not bound by existing media or categories, from various video expressions in advertisements such as commercials and concept videos, to installation video production in various spaces, and user interface design jointly developed with manufacturers. Furthermore, recently, he has been actively producing original works of art and products, and has done many installations both in Japan and overseas. While maximizing the sensibility of the individual creator, he continues to pursue new possibilities of images in order to fulfill the social function of visual design.
TEL: 03-5459-1100 URL:

[WOW inc.] From the press release

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