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GALLERY KOGURE NEW YORK

Tomohide Ikeya solo Exhibition

"WAVE"

2016.10.1(Sat) - 10.26(Wed)

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■Title
WAVE

■Date
Oct. 1 [Sat.] - Oct. 26 [Wed.], 2016

■Open
11:00-18:00 or by appointment
Closed on Sun and Mon

★Opening Reception
Oct. 1 [Sat.] 17:00-19:00

■展覧会名
WAVE

■会期
2016年10月1日(土)- 10月26日(水)

■時間
11:00-18:00 または 予約制
日月 休廊

★オープニングレセプション
10月1日(土) 17:00-19:00

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GALLERY KOGURE NEW YORK is pleased to announce solo exhibition of Tomohide Ikeya.

Tomohide Ikeya, a photographer who approaches the essence of life through water.
This time, by photographing humans struck by intense waves, he expresses
how humans lose their age, sex, and titles and become part nature.
Glass is settled in a mosaic pattern on plaster and on prints.
Although they are photographs, each of them in this exhibition is unique.

GALLERY KOGURE
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The boundary between nature and humans
which is visualized by the splashes of waves.

There lies an existence called a human at the water's edge
in the depth of only 5 inches.
Even a feeling of weariness
resulting from resistance to nature
and helplessness of being swallowed by waves
is visible there.

Waves swallow humans of any kind.
People are lying like debris on the water's edge.
Waves strip people of titles
such as statuses, sexes, ages,
and treat humans as obstructions of the flow of nature.

But at the same time,
the undeniable fact remains
that humanity is part of nature.

Fusion and isolation.
How can we overcome
the contradiction between them?

"WAVE" raises a doubt about the relationship between nature and humanity
by photographing people swallowed by waves
and the boundary between those waves and humans.

2016
Tomohide Ikeya
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この度、GALLERY KOGURE NEW YORKでは、池谷友秀の個展を開催いたします。

水を通して生命の根源に迫る写真家、池谷友秀。
今回は激しい波に打たれる人物を撮ることで
年齢や性別、肩書などが無効となり自然の一部となる様を表現。
漆喰にプリント上にガラスをモザイク状に定着させた
写真でありながら、今回はそれぞれが一点しかない展示となります。

是非ご高覧ください。

GALLERY KOGURE
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波しぶきによって視覚化される
自然と人間との間の境界線。

わずか5inch.の深さの
波際に横たわる人間という存在。
そこには、自然への抵抗と
そして、激しい波にのまれる無力さからくる
脱力感さえもうかがえる。

どんな者をものみ込む波。
残骸となって、波打ち際に横たわる人々。
波は、人々から地位や性別、
年齢の違いといった肩書きをはぎ取り、
自然の流れを阻害するものとして人間を扱う。

しかし、それと同時に
人間も自然の一部であるという
抗えない事実も立ちはだかる。

融合と隔絶。
その間にある矛盾を
どう越えたらいいのだろうか。
“WAVE”は波にのまれる人々と
その波と人間との間の境界線を写し取ることにより、
自然と人間との関係について疑問を投げかける。

2016
池谷友秀

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Biography Official Web Site


1974
Born in Kanagawa,Japan
1992-1999
Work as a chef in an Italian restaurant
2000-2001
Tokyo College of Photography
2001
Assistant to CARATS(Katsuji Tkasaki etc..)
2002
Start working as a freelance


[Exhibition]
2007
"水宇 SUIU" at CAMARADA (Tokyo)
2007-2008
IPA ”Best of show" (Global 8 Places)
2008
IPA "Best of show Portrait Edition" at Farmani Gallery (NY)
"BREATH" at epSITE (Tokyo)
"BREATH" at Nagaoka Institute of Design Gallery (Niigata)
2009
"y-generation - six rising photographers Exhibition" at SEIBU Shibuya (Tokyo)
2010
"BREATH" at LOWER AKIHABARA. (Tokyo)
"BREATH" at Micheko Galerie (Munich)
"Five people, for whatever reason, we are..." at Kanagawa Support Center (Yokohama)
2012
"CYCLE" at Gallery.Hutch (Tokyo)
"BREATH" & "MOON" at Micheko Galerie (Munich)
2013
"BREATH" at Alternative Space in SEIBU Shibuya (Tokyo)
"MOON" at LOWER AKIHABARA. (Tokyo)
"Mujo-Kan" at Galerie Da-End (Paris)
"BREATH" at Tokyo Arts Gallery (Tokyo)
2015
"DROPS" H.P.FRANCE WINDOW GALLERY MARUNOUCHI (Tokyo)
"BREATH" Soiz Galerie (Passau)
"CYCLE" at Micheko Galerie (Munich)
"BREATH - MOON" Vanilla Gallery (Tokyo)
2016
"WAVE" LOWER AKIHABARA. (Tokyo)


[Art Fair]
2009
contemporary art fair "Shibuya Style Vol.3" at SEIBU Shibuya (Tokyo)
"PHOTO TAIPEI" at Tha Westin Taipei (Taipei/GALLERY KOGURE)
2010
"ULTRA003 Art Fair" at Spiral Garden (Tokyo/GALLERY KOGURE)
2011
"AHAF HK" at Mandarin Oriental (Hong Kong/GALLERY KOGURE)
"nofound PHOTOFAIR" (Paris/Micheko Galerie)
2012
"ULTRA005 Art Fair" at Spiral Garden (Tokyo/GALLERY KOGURE)
2013
"ART FAIR" at Staatenhaus am Rheinpark (Cologne/ Micheko Galerie)


[Awards]
International Photography Awards 2007 1st place in Advertising (self promotion) for "WAVE"
PX3 PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE PARIS "WATER" Competition 2008 Honorable Mentions for "WAVE"&"BREATH"
International Photography Awards 2009 1st place in People (other) for "BREATH"
International Photography Awards 2009 2nd place in Special (moving images) for "BREATH"
Xto image award 2010 1st place in Body in Nature for "BREATH"
PX3 PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE PARIS 2010 2nd place in Fine art (nudes) for "BREATH"
International Photography Awards 2012 2nd place in People (other) for "MOON"
Moscow International Foto Awards 2014 Bronze in a Book - Fine Art for "BREATH"

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