Nobuyoshi Araki, ‘Colourscapes’, 1991, Photography, Digital print, Musée national des arts asiatiques - Guimet
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Nobuyoshi Araki

Colourscapes, 1991

Digital print
40 × 49 1/2 in
101.6 × 125.8 cm
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© Nobuyoshi Araki / Courtesy Taka Ishii Gallery
Nobuyoshi Araki
Japanese, b. 1940
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Nobuyoshi Araki is a prolific photographer who has produced thousands of photographs over the course of his career. He became famous for “Un Voyage Sentimental” (1971), a series of photos depicting both banal and deeply intimate scenes of his wife during their honeymoon. A number of his works feature young women in sexualized situations: “Kinbaku”, a series from 1979, features 101 photographs of women in rope bondage. He typically works in black-and-white photography, and his hallmark style is deliberately casual. “Rather than shooting something that looks like a professional photograph, I want my work to feel intimate, like someone in the subject’s inner circle shot them,” he says. More recently, Araki has been working on a series titled “Faces of Japan” (2009-) in which the artist photographs 500 to 1,000 people in each of Japan’s prefectures.

Nobuyoshi Araki, ‘Colourscapes’, 1991, Photography, Digital print, Musée national des arts asiatiques - Guimet
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Nobuyoshi Araki
Japanese, b. 1940
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Nobuyoshi Araki is a prolific photographer who has produced thousands of photographs over the course of his career. He became famous for “Un Voyage Sentimental” (1971), a series of photos depicting both banal and deeply intimate scenes of his wife during their honeymoon. A number of his works feature young women in sexualized situations: “Kinbaku”, a series from 1979, features 101 photographs of women in rope bondage. He typically works in black-and-white photography, and his hallmark style is deliberately casual. “Rather than shooting something that looks like a professional photograph, I want my work to feel intimate, like someone in the subject’s inner circle shot them,” he says. More recently, Araki has been working on a series titled “Faces of Japan” (2009-) in which the artist photographs 500 to 1,000 people in each of Japan’s prefectures.

Nobuyoshi Araki

Colourscapes, 1991

Digital print
40 × 49 1/2 in
101.6 × 125.8 cm
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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