Venue: HRD Fine Art
Date: September 2 - October 2, 2021
Hours: Thu 11:00am - 3:00pm (Open until 7:00pm on September 2 & 23)
/ Fri & Sat & September 2, 19, 20, 23 11:00am - 7:00pm
Closed: Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed (Open by appointment)
/ Specially open on September 19 (Sun) & 20 (Mon)
HRD Fine Art is delighted to announce the opening of a solo exhibition of Takashi Suzuki, titled "Are you my echo.," which will go on display from September 2nd until October 2nd, 2021. This will be the artist's first solo exhibition at HRD, and it's an affiliate program of "KG+ 2021," a satellite event of "Kyotographie International Photography Festival."
Takashi Suzuki was born in Kyoto in 1971. He studied photographic art at The Art Institute of Boston in the U.S. and the Kunstakademie Dusseldorf in Germany, and now is based in Kyoto.
Suzuki's main interest lies in the act of seeing/looking, and its relationship with human perception and understanding. His creation is multilayered, using not only photography but also objects and video in order to present the gaps and discrepancies between actual phenomena and the images that capture them, as well as the fluctuation of human perception caused by such gaps and discrepancies.
In recent years Suzuki has been working on the construction of space by adopting the method of montage, putting together different pieces of art and turning the whole gallery into an experimental space/artwork. Suzuki always selects a certain keyword to define such display, and for this forthcoming solo exhibition the keyword is "echo." Within the machiya townhouse building that dates back more than 90 years, the phenomenon and the concept of gechoh produce intricate reverberations.
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In recent years, I have been strongly interested in creating a montage of ideas that come to mind when Ifm creating a work of art.
Each work is a fragment created in the process of thinking, and I want these images and patterns to collide and interfere with each other, forming a line from a point, then a surface, and finally a form of some kind.
At the same time, I hope that there will be a synergy between each image, where coincidence takes precedence over what I intend.
- Takashi Suzuki