Muga Miyahara “Renaissance”
[Image: © Muga Miyahara]
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Taka Ishii Gallery Photography / Film is pleased to present “Renaissance,” a solo exhibition by Muga Miyahara, from August 20 to September 17. It will be his first solo exhibition with the gallery and feature approximately 13 pieces from his latest and ongoing series “Renaissance” and “Radiation,” which he began last year.
Influenced by his art director father, Miyahara was acquainted with art at an early age. In his late teens, he aspired to become a photographer and is now working on the frontline of photography, primarily in the fields of fashion advertising and editorial photography. As an artist, his interest in the history and classical techniques of photography deepened. He has crossed photographic genres and techniques effortlessly, making images that capture a moment on the one hand and constructed images fabricated like paintings on the other. Feeling increasingly uncomfortable with his experiences in commercial fashion photography, which he felt was merely mimicking Western mode magazines, he began to explore his own identity and became well versed in Japanese history and traditional culture. His recent works manifest a sensibility, which is informed by the discoveries he made in his research.
from August 20, 2016 to September 17, 2016
Opening Reception on 2016-08-20 from 18:00 to 20:00