Nobuyoshi Araki “Kirishin”

Rat Hole Gallery

poster for Nobuyoshi Araki “Kirishin”
[image: Nobuyoshi Araki "Sessin" (2014) C-print 54 x 78.5 cm]

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As the title suggests, the photographs in this series have been printed from slide films that have been cut in half and pasted together by the artist, who was recently diagnosed with a retinal artery occlusion that has caused a loss of vision in his right eye. With subjects ranging from his daily life and the urban landscape of Tokyo to nude portraits, flowers, and dolls, the resulting images express Araki’s “torn” emotional state as well as narrating various stories through the act of cutting.

Following the series Aisetsu created from Polaroids that have been cut and pasted together, and Sagan no Koi (Love on the Left Eye) series of photographs printed from film that has been colored on right side with a black magic marker, Kirishin is Araki’s latest series to emerge from work based on “destruction” and “reconstruction” combining the artist’s own views on life and death and a playful sense of humor.



from September 26, 2014 to November 02, 2014

Opening Reception on 2014-09-26 from 17:00 to 19:00


Nobuyoshi Araki



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