Narumi Hiramoto “Good News”


poster for Narumi Hiramoto “Good News”
[Image: ©Narumi Hiramoto]

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PGI is pleased to announce Narumi Hiramoto’s first solo exhibition at our gallery. Since 2016 Hiramoto has been using photos from local newspapers to make daily collages to post on Instagram. His unique approach and enigmatic images earned him the 20th 1_WALL Photography Competition Grand Prize in 2019 as well as his first solo exhibition, entitled narconearco, at Guardian Garden (Ginza, Tokyo) the following year.

Good News features collages selected from Instagram, all centered around the titular theme and rearranged for gallery viewing. Seeing the prints in person allows for a different experience than the digital images posted to his timeline. Hiramoto has carefully curated the contents of this show and placed his focus on monochromatic images. To achieve maximum sharpness and clarity he utilized Piezography inks, which replace the colors normally found in inkjet printers with several shades of gray. Inspired by surrealist icon and author of the first “Surrealist Manifesto” André Breton, Hiramoto strives to ensure that his work remains extemporary and avoids self-repetition. Neither abstract nor literal, and unfettered by reason, these perplexing photographs linger in the viewers’ minds long after they’ve stopped trying to figure them out. This exhibition will contain approximately twenty Piezography archival carbon pigment prints.



from August 16, 2021 to October 02, 2021


Narumi Hiramoto



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