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Osamu Shiihara, ‘Untitled’, end 1930s, PRISKA PASQUER
Osamu Shiihara, ‘Untitled’, end 1930s, PRISKA PASQUER
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Osamu Shiihara

Untitled, end 1930s

Vintage silver print
12 × 10 1/10 in
30.4 × 25.7 cm
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Cologne
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Osamu Shiihara
Japanese, 1905–1975
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One of Japan’s earliest Modernists, Osamu Shiihara created a large body of experimental photography, employing methods such as photogram solarization and a combination of drawing and photography he called “photo peinture” (photo painting). Primarily working in a realist mode, he turned the fixed and central gaze of the documentary photographer to surreal and inscrutable arrangements of objects against stark, vaguely urban backdrops. These imaginative juxtapositions, alongside his experimental methods, were reflective of Shiihara’s aim to use the camera to find new modes of artistic expression. Shiihara was fully submerged in the new urban lifestyle of postwar Japan, and is perhaps best known for his nude photography.

Osamu Shiihara, ‘Untitled’, end 1930s, PRISKA PASQUER
Osamu Shiihara, ‘Untitled’, end 1930s, PRISKA PASQUER
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About the work
Osamu Shiihara
Japanese, 1905–1975
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One of Japan’s earliest Modernists, Osamu Shiihara created a large body of experimental photography, employing methods such as photogram solarization and a combination of drawing and photography he called “photo peinture” (photo painting). Primarily working in a realist mode, he turned the fixed and central gaze of the documentary photographer to surreal and inscrutable arrangements of objects against stark, vaguely urban backdrops. These imaginative juxtapositions, alongside his experimental methods, were reflective of Shiihara’s aim to use the camera to find new modes of artistic expression. Shiihara was fully submerged in the new urban lifestyle of postwar Japan, and is perhaps best known for his nude photography.

Osamu Shiihara

Untitled, end 1930s

Vintage silver print
12 × 10 1/10 in
30.4 × 25.7 cm
Contact For Price
Location
Cologne
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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