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b. 1963, Japan

Risaku Suzuki Biography

Born in 1963 in Shingu City, Wakayama, Suzuki began using photography as medium for his creative output after graduating from Tokyo College of Photography Research Department in 1987. In 1998, KUMANO, his first photo book–comprising images of his hometown Kumano–was published. In 2000, he received the 25th Kimura Ihei Award for his book PILES OF TIME. He began teaching at the Department of Intermedia Art, Tokyo University of the Arts in 2006. In 2010, he established the Photo Secession Group with other Japanese critics and photographers, all born in 1963. Suzuki has shown internationally, with solo exhibitions in New York, Zurich, and other cities.

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In addition to photographing Kumano, which might be called his lifelong project, he has used different approaches to shoot a variety of subjects, ranging from cherry blossoms, snow, Mt. St. Victoire in the South of France, and Cezanne's studio. His various projects, however, consistently display a critical awareness of the act of seeing and the unique characteristics of the photographic medium.

His major solo exhibitions include Stream of consciousness, Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, Kagawa (2015), Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery (2015) and Tanabe City Museum of Art, Wakayama (2016); Water Mirror, Kumanokodo Nakahechi Museum of Art, Wakayama (2016); and kumano, yuki, sakura, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography (2007). His works are included in the collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo; and Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography.

Text courtesy Taka Ishii Gallery.

Risaku Suzuki Featured Artworks

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SAKURA, 07,S-54 by Risaku Suzuki contemporary artwork
Risaku SuzukiSAKURA, 07,S-54, 2007Chromogenic print
1200 x 1550 cm
Taka Ishii Gallery Contact Gallery
SAKURA 19,4-357, 358, 359 Triptych by Risaku Suzuki contemporary artwork
Risaku SuzukiSAKURA 19,4-357, 358, 359 Triptych, 2019Chromogenic print
Christophe Guye Galerie Enquire
Between the Sea and the Mountain – Kumano 10,NR-1 by Risaku Suzuki contemporary artwork
Risaku SuzukiBetween the Sea and the Mountain – Kumano 10,NR-1, 2010Chromogenic print
95.2 x 119 cm
Christophe Guye Galerie Enquire
WHITE, 07,H-17 by Risaku Suzuki contemporary artwork
Risaku SuzukiWHITE, 07,H-17, 2007Chromogenic print
120 x 155 cm
Christophe Guye Galerie Enquire
Water Mirror 16, WM-634, 636 (diptych) by Risaku Suzuki contemporary artwork
Risaku SuzukiWater Mirror 16, WM-634, 636 (diptych), 2016Chromogenic print
124 x 318 x 5 cm
Christophe Guye Galerie Enquire
Sensation 09, C-92 by Risaku Suzuki contemporary artwork
Risaku SuzukiSensation 09, C-92, 2009Chromogenic print
407 x 508 cm
Taka Ishii Gallery Contact Gallery
Sensation 09, C-89 by Risaku Suzuki contemporary artwork
Risaku SuzukiSensation 09, C-89, 2009Chromogenic print
40.7 x 50.8 cm
Taka Ishii Gallery Contact Gallery
N-75 by Risaku Suzuki contemporary artwork
Risaku SuzukiN-75, 2003Chromogenic print
81.3 x 101.6 cm
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Risaku Suzuki Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Land_Scope at Christophe Guye Galerie, Zurich
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28 November 2019–25 January 2020 Group Exhibition Land_Scope Christophe Guye GalerieZurich
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Showroom at Christophe Guye Galerie, Zurich
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29 August–23 November 2019 Group Exhibition Showroom Christophe Guye GalerieZurich
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Taka Ishii Gallery 25th Anniversary: Survived! at Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo
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25 June–27 July 2019 Group Exhibition Taka Ishii Gallery 25th Anniversary: Survived! Taka Ishii GalleryTokyo

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