Risaku Suzuki “Mirror Portrait”

Taka Ishii Gallery Tokyo

poster for Risaku Suzuki “Mirror Portrait”
[Image: Risaku Suzuki, “Mirror Portrait”, 2016 © Risaku Suzuki ]

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In his previous works, Risaku Suzuki has been interested in the unique characteristics of photography and the problem of vision and used photography as a device to examine “the experience of looking.” Suzuki believes that the continuous experience of looking in photography is sustained by a combination of the photographer’s eye; the camera, an optical machine that captures its subject as is; light, which acts as a medium connecting the two; changes in the environment that remain outside the photographer’s consciousness; and the sequence of the printed photographs. This unique perspective underlies his most representative and acclaimed series such as “KUMANO” (1998), “Piles Of Time” (1999), “Mont Sainte Victoire” (2000), and “Kumano, Yuki, Sakura (Kumano, Snow, Cherry Blossoms)” (2007).
“Mirror Portrait” will feature Suzuki’s first portrait works, which were shot at Taka Ishii Gallery’s new location at complex665 in Roppongi. By using a one-way mirror, Suzuki avoids the crossing of the photographer’s and subject’s gazes. Perhaps when the photographer eliminates his gaze and the subject looks at herself, the resulting photograph will reveal a world that exists between the subject and object. By vicariously experiencing Suzuki’s gaze, the viewer will be lead to a new way of “looking.”

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Opening Reception
Date: 26th November Sat 18:00-20:00

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from November 26, 2016 to December 24, 2016

Opening Reception on 2016-11-26 from 18:00 to 20:00

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Risaku Suzuki

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