16 August - 23 September 2018
VIPs preview 15 August
We are thrilled to present the solo show, The Transcendent Body of Work by award-winning emerging artist Eriko Kaniwa.
Spanning from The Nautilus series to the Spiritual Landscapes and Metallise Molecules, the exhibition explores the artist new approach to the medium of photography as a whole. Responding to her intimate inspiration the artist worked together with the curatorial gallery team. Identifying far-reaching spiritual and metaphysical themes of the Japanese culture juxtaposing, to our more extreme technology era.
The spiral is the most intriguing and inspiring motif for me. In particular, the shape of the nautilus shell expresses the energy of the universe in an architectural form, and always makes me think about the ways in which this energy is at work on Earth. Eriko Kaniwa
An experimental series in which I imagine how biological molecules and cells might fuse with artificial intelligence as it rapidly develops and becomes part of our society, and how these fused cells might capture a place for themselves on Earth. Eriko Kaniwa
Eriko Kaniwa’s art photographs are centred on the philosophical relations between the natural and the human condition. Photography is for the artist beauty and art, which overcome the obstacles of language and distance, allowing us to experience, express, and share a feeling of respectful awe, as well as the moving realisation that human beings exist as just one part of planet Earth.
Eriko Kaniwa’s conceptually defines her medium part of the message: photography is a way of experiencing life profoundly, through the visual aesthetics’ sensations.
Her first photo book “JOKEI: Symbols of Nature Worship, Sacred Places in Japan.” 2017, was highly awarded. She won the Neutral Density Photography Award 2017 and Sony World Photography Awards 2017-2018 Commended Photographer, among others. Her work was exhibited at Barcelona Foto Biennale 2018.