Mayumi Hosokura, ‘Untitled (MHK-06)’, 2009-2011, Blindspot Gallery

The main topics in Mayumi Hosokura’s work are often youth and nature, as she considers the primary forces in life as sexuality and loss. In KAZAN, delicate nudes of youth are juxtaposed amongst images of raw and organic textures such as crystals and minerals. The contrasting textures in the images are metaphors of the ephemerality of youth and the eternity of nature. Hosokura’s work is first glance everyday snapshot, but in close inspection, carefully constructed compositions imbued with stillness and a dreamlike quality, which engage the viewers at a subconscious level and open up endless imagination.