Nao Tsuda "Smoke Line - Tracing the Windstreams"

Shiseido Gallery

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The Shiseido Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition by photographer Nao Tsuda, Smoke Line - Tracing the Windstreams. Tsuda (1976–) completed a post-graduate course at Osaka University of Arts, and since 2001 he has worked primarily in Osaka and Tokyo. Recently he has been taking his work onto the international stage, including an exhibition in New York this year. He also plans to exhibit at Paris Photo 2008 in November.
Tsuda's approach is to travel to different parts of the world and merge himself into the landscapes he encounters in order to gain unique perspectives that capture enigmatic elements not usually experienceable through photography - for example, the relationship and continuity between the overarching expansiveness of the surrounding landscape and the great flow of time. The scenes captured through Tsuda's eye are marked by a certain profundity along with a transparent sense of airiness and pervasive silence, but at the same time they possess a sharpness and power that pull the viewer into their depths.
Smoke Line - Tracing the Windstreams features works Tsuda created during his travels through China, Mongolia and Morocco over a three-year period. “Wind” is the focus of the photographer's explorations as seen in these new works. Having no beginning and no end, never stopping or remaining in any one location and constantly on the move, wind is expressed as a forceful presence running like a belt tying together all the disparate elements of the world. By looking at the wind itself (without recourse to its more visible effects on swaying trees and the like), Tsuda challenges himself to express, in photographs, something of the universality of the world's structure.
Led by the wind, Tsuda traveled to China, Mongolia, and Morocco, spending time in each region with nomadic tribespeople and others with particularly strong connections to the wind, making photographs as he went.



From 2008-10-28 To 2008-12-21


Nao Tsuda



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