A Vision of Japan

19.11.2016 - 13.01.2017

Albarrán Cabrera, Kazuyoshi Usui, Lieko Shiga, Nobuyoshi Araki and Hiroshi Sunairi



Galleri Balder
Riddervolds gate 9
Oslo

Thursday - Friday 12 - 6 pm
Saturday - Sunday 12 - 4 pm
and by appointment.


Albarrán Cabrera

Albarrán Cabrera are photographers Anna Cabrera and Angel Albarrán working together as a collaborative duo. The work of Albarrán Cabrera has been shown in galleries and fairs in Spain, Japan, Netherlands, France, Germany, Lebanon, Italy and the United States. Anna Cabrera was born in Sevilla, Spain, in 1969. She is a photographer and a teacher, who is currently based in Barcelona, Spain. Anna earned her B.A. in English Philology from the University of Seville in 1992. Angel Albarrán was born in Barcelona, Spain, in 1969. He is a photographer and curator, who is currently based in Barcelona, Spain.



Kazyoshi Usui

Kazuyoshi Usui (1975) Born in Tokyo Japan. Live and work in Tokyo Japan.
Kazuyoshi Usui’s Japan is populated by pastel gangsters, full-geishaed-out pornstars, flowers upon flowers, snakes, and gigantic Coca Cola signs. Reality is warped by the palette that his Pentax 67 captures- the line between fact and fiction is blurred by intoxicating reds and and baby-blues and subject matter that flips effortlessly from entirely banal to kitschy wonder.



Leiko Shiga

Lieko Shiga (1980, born in Aichi, Japan, lives in Miyagi) Shiga received the coveted Kimura Ihei Photography Award in 2008. Her works were recently shown in the group exhibition “In the Wake. Japanese Photographers Respond to 3/11” at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Shiga made the New Photography 2015 short list of the Museum of Modern Art.



Nobuyoshi Araki

Nobuyoshi Araki (1940) is Japan's best-known photographer. His voluminous output now forms a library unto itself: more than five hundred books of his photographs have been published since the 1960s.



Hiroshi Sunairi

Hiroshi Sunairi. Born in Hiroshima in 1972, lives in NYC. Sunairi`s collages often fill entire rooms, and consequently he becomes his own voyeur. KA TSU TOU is an example of Sunairi`s collage technique where he replicates the same image over and over again.



Rare Japanese Photobooks
The works of prominent Japanese photographers from the past 100 years are now highly collectible. Connoisseurs of photobooks have become familiar with names like Eikoh Hosoe, Kikuji Kawada, and particularly Nobuyoshi Araki and Daido Moriyama.


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