Color Structure for Floating Time (Sky Blue)




Tatsuo Miyajima, Japanese, 1957 -
Born: Tokyo, Japan
Work Locations: Tokyo, Japan


Object Info

Object: drawing
Not currently on view
Object ID: 2010.465


Pencil and pen collage on black paper


Gift from Vicki and Kent Logan to the Collection of the Denver Art Museum
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More Info


height: 21 5/8 in, 54.9275 cm; width: 29 5/8 in, 75.2475 cm; frame height: 23 1/8 in, 58.7375 cm; frame width: 31 in, 78.7400 cm; frame depth: 1 1/8 in, 2.8575 cm


Modern and Contemporary Art


at bottom right corner is red circle seal with black characters, the artist's signature, and "Colour Structure for Floating Time VT-03-00"

Extended Info

"The drawing "Color Structure for Floating Time (Sky Blue)", 2000 is a conceptual drawing for the projected installation "Floating Time Marine Blue"—an interactive environment—acquired in 2003.  In this video installation, the artist uses computer-controlled electronic numbers to explore the concept of time. The projected numbers count from one to nine at different rates and in different colors, scattering randomly across a platform, the floor and even the bodies of visitors. Miyajima does not use zero because he says it represents an end, and time is never-ending. He is intrigued by the notion that time - like art - is a human invention. ‘Time cannot exist without human intelligence, and art cannot exist without an audience. Art and time come from people.’”

Born in Tokyo, Japan, Tatsuo Miyajima earned his BA in painting from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music in 1984 and completed his MA in 1986. 

Exhibition History

  • “Light” — Denver Art Museum, 5/19/2019 – 5/1/2020