Nobuyoshi Araki "Shiki in Me"

Taka Ishii Gallery

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Taka Ishii Gallery is pleased to announce its forthcoming solo exhibition with Nobuyoshi Araki, "Shiki in Me," marking Araki's 10th exhibition with the gallery. The exhibition will consist of series of a new painted photographic works.
"I wanted to molest women who had become monochrome, it made me want to paint color on prints". - Nobuyoshi Araki
Araki paints on monochrome portrait photographs. The interplay of photography and painting brings to the surface an "eros" which was sealed momentarily at the time of shooting women in monochrome, which represents the death world. Araki's photography is full of his desire for the transient and his impulse to capture and preserve it. The essence of subjects - who have been given color and thus have been regenerated - calls to mind a fierce "eros" and "thanatos."
Starting from the series of "Shikijoka," in which Araki takes photographs of real flowers colored by liquitex paint, through to the next series of "Summer Diary" and "Shiki in," in which he applies paint by paintbrush on prints of landscapes and women's bodies, Araki now drips paint onto photographs of women's bodies, allowing their lives to appear more intense.



From 2006-05-25 To 2006-06-17


Nobuyoshi Araki



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