Yoshinori Mizutani's (*1987, Japan) works suggest new expressive possibilities that mix the domestic traditions of personal and street photography with those of foreign conceptual photography.Read More
Mizutani graduated from the Tokyo College of Photography in 2012. He has won a number of prestigious awards including Japan Photo Award in 2013 as well as Foam Talent Call and Lens Culture Emerging Talents Top 50 in 2014. His series 'Tokyo Parrots' was on view at this years Bienne Festival of Photography in Bienne/Switzerland. His foray into photography is fairly recent, he started 5 years ago. Nonetheless, his photographs do demonstrate an innate understanding of how forms, colours, textures and depth translate to the pictorial plane. He is working with a visual vocabulary that has been well established by the work of many photographers active today. Mizutani's work serves as a good gauge of the visual tropes and photographic styles that are prevalent among young photographers in Tokyo.
'The themes of my work are the everyday and the familiar. What is familiar to me, however, could be new to the viewer. It could also be revelatory or something previously overlooked. It is the viewers' varied responses to and interpretations of images, which makes photography interesting.' –Yoshinori Mizutani
Text courtesy Christophe Guye Galerie.
Have a virtual look at the two exhibitions on view at Christophe Guye Gallery. The Presence of Absence by Swiss Dominique Teufen as well as Birds by Japanese Yoshinori Mizutani in the showroom.– The Presence of Absence : The exhibition shows works from three different series, in which the artist carries out material-experiments in...