1 / 2       Nobuyoshi Araki, 75th Birthday, 2015. RP-Pro Crystal print, image size: 32.4x40.5 cm, paper size: 35.6x43.2 cm. © Nobuyoshi Araki / Courtesy of Taka Ishii Gallery Photography / Film, Tokyo.
2 / 2       Nobuyoshi Araki, KaoRi Through the Looking Glass, 2015. RP-Pro Crystal print, image size: 40.5x32.4 cm, paper size: 43.2x35.6 cm. © Nobuyoshi Araki / Courtesy of Taka Ishii Gallery Photography / Film, Tokyo.

Mirrored images

Taka Ishii Gallery Photography / Film presents a Nobuyoshi Araki’s solo exhibition. It's the Araki’s 22nd solo exhibition with the Gallery and will feature his latest black and white and color photographs.
This spring, Araki (Tokyo, May 25th, 1940) started shooting 6×7 color positive film and black and white photographs with date inscriptions in a diaristic manner documenting daily events and his emotions regarding life and death. In the current series, the author presents everyday scenes in mirrored images to express the sense that he now sees the world from the side of death, i.e. the other side of the mirror. In 2013, after experiencing the onset and removal of prostate cancer and the death of his beloved cat Chiro, Araki suffered from central retinal artery occlusion and lost sight in his right eye. Despite this loss, he has continued to produce photographs at a prolific pace, transforming his sadness and thoughts on death into fuel for shooting photographs.
This series is his first foray into shooting images with his perspective from the other side. «I’m now seeing things from the side of death – said Araki – I’m looking at the world from the other side of the sky. That’s why it’s mirrored». An exhibition catalogue for the current exhibition will also be available.

Nobuyoshi Araki
Taka Ishii Gallery Photography / Film, 5-17-1 2F Roppongi Minato-ku - Tokyo 106-0032 (Japan)
25 May – 20 June 2015

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published on 2015-06-15 in NEWS / EXHIBITIONS

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