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THEME #02Winners2019JUL

STILL LIFE

GRAND PRIX

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Using digital photo processing to express digital materiality that does not exist as an entity from the aspects of tactile sensations and perceptions of motion perceived through sight.

Profile

Koichiro Takesue

1974 Born
2018 "Old School Painting" Private Exhibition (Dai-Ichi Life Gallery, Tokyo) "Yamagata Biennale 2018" Group Exhibition (Tohoku University of Art and Design Campus, Yamagata)
2012 VOCA Exhibition 2012, VOCA Honorable Mention (Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo)

Jury selection

I kept going back to Koichiro Takesue's series of still lives of books. There is something so visually enticing about these photos, so pleasurable. While we are ultimately familiar with the aesthetic of pixelated photographs in these images it seems to open up a series of interesting possibilities and interpretations. The ambiguous nature of Takesue's work and its conceptual and visual framework tease the viewer to read the images and ultimately the books. It sets an impossible task. When it comes to reimagining what still life photography can be today in our technological world, Takesue's books seem to perfectly capture the collision between our analogic fantasy and out digital reality.

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THEME #02 STILL LIFE

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2022OCT

THEME #39

NIGHT

JUDGE:
Sakiko Nomura

DEADLINE:
Until December 30th

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2022SEP

THEME #38

REBIRTH

JUDGE:
Yusuke Nakanishi&Lucille Reyboz

DEADLINE:
Until December 07th

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