This exhibition (2012/04/02-07) by Yoshikawa Masaki (吉川雅基) at Art Space Rashinban (アートスペース羅針盤) consisted of photo-based images made with silver over black, with the oxidizing of the silver creating gold-brown tones. (More details below photos.) (写真の下で日本語があります。)
[ここ]です。） The artist went to the Tohoku region and took photos, and then - based on a selection of those photos - created the above images with silver-leaf over black. The newest pictures are with the silver still shiny, and then, as it oxidizes, the gold-brown colors emerge. Something about this oxidized silver over black conveys the atmosphere of disaster better (in a way) than standard photographs. It was a very interesting exhibition. The artist's previous style of pictures was very nice as well (more abstract and with more color).
Lyle (Hiroshi) Saxon