Tomoyuki Koseko (小瀬古 智之) was born in 1985 in Saitama, Japan. He graduated from Musashino Art University with a master’s degree in design. He specializes in visual communication design and is conducting research on visual perception and recognition. He is currently active in Kyoto, Osaka, and Tokyo.
Through his experimental designs Gitai project, he clarifies the cognitive relationship between different reconstructed perceptions. He presents the results of his research through exhibitions and art books. Tomoyuki is actively publishing through his art book label Koseko Bunko (小瀬古文庫). Some of his most recent exhibitions include Astronomy for Breakfast (2022, Shenzhen) and Fictional Landscape (2019, Taipei). He has also received the EricZhu award at UNKOWN ASIA 2020 and was featured in the television program Tamori Club.
For most people, celestial bodies are nearly impossible to observe directly. Tomoyuki defines objects such as these, which can only be experienced second hand as “semi-fiction”. The purpose of this project is to visualize these semi-fictional objects from a new perspective using different mediums such as photography, video, and acrylics.
He brought out the edibleness of photographs from NASA (in the public domain) by altering the color tones. By just changing the perspective, the deliciousness hidden within can be vividly visualized. Now the taste, odor, sound, and texture of these celestial objects can be easily imagined.
When images of semi-fictitious celestial bodies start to overlap with everyday food how will the perception of them change? Every time you stir milk into your coffee may a breathtaking celestial phenomenon appear before you.