Nobuyoshi Araki “Negaeropolis Uganbochi”

Rat Hole Gallery

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[Image: Nobuyoshi Araki "Negaeropolis Uganbochi"(2015) C-print 360 x 535 mm]

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Negaeropolis is a series of color photographs featuring subjects consistently found in Araki’s work: nudes, flowers, dolls, and the streets of Tokyo, among other scenes from the artist’s everyday life. In this new body of work, Araki has made photographs of images exactly as they appear on the film negatives. The inverted images, with their complementary hues and orange mask characteristic of negative film, appear simultaneously vibrant and yet somber, expressing how the two sides of film- positive and negative- are inextricably linked together, serving as a metaphor for yin and yang and Araki’s own personal view of life and death.

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from September 26, 2015 to October 27, 2015

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Nobuyoshi Araki

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