Kosuke

„It is the existence of innovators and creators of the past that allows me to produce works today. Previous works and their interpretation inform the works of any given period including the current one. Today, we have access to wonderful works of the past and we can learn much from the artists that made the works. I believe it is important to know about works of the past. In principle, I respect all of the artists that I have studied, but Man Ray, Mario Giacomelli, and André Kertész’s works have been especially influential on my work. I am strongly drawn to the unique atmosphere of their works. I also feel that it is important to study the works, concepts, sensibilities, and methods of contemporary artists. My aim is to add my unique perspectives and sensibilities to works derived from other works. To do so, I believe it is important to preserve photography’s essential beauty, character and dignity."

– Kosuke


The 1986 born artist Kosuke graduated from the Photography department at Tokyo Polytechnic University in 2009.  A year before he won the Konica Minolta Foto Premio Prize in 2008 and therefore had an solo exhibition at the Konica Minolta Plaza in Tokyo.

In these multi-exposure works, the technique of multi-exposure is unimportant for the artist. Multi-exposure is simply a means to the ends of producing images marked by his unique sensibility and atmosphere. This “WARNING” turns into a unique world when he imbue the images he shot on film with emotions in the darkroom.

Education


2009
Graduated from Photography department at Tokyo Polytechnic University, Japan



Selected solo exhibitions


2011 

„WARNING" By CYANO TYPE, 8s cafe, Tokyo, Japan

2009 
„WARNING!!" Konica Minolta Plaza, Tokyo, Japan



Selected group exhibitions


2013
„TOKYO 2020 "Christophe Guye Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland
„TOKYO 2020 By Japanese Photographers 9" 1 Rue Richelieu, Paris / Hillside Forum, Tokyo, Japan
„The rhythm of light SMILE vol.17" INSTANCE, Tokyo, Japan


2012 
„The rhythm of light SMILE vol.15" AIDEM Photo Gallery Sirius, Tokyo, Japan
„The rhythm of light SMILE vol.16" Roonee 247 Photography, Tokyo, Japan


2005 
„TopEye Awarding Exhibition" Nikon Salon bis Shinjuku , Tokyo, Japan
„The rhythm of light SMILE vol.2" Yamawaki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan



Awards


2008

Konica Minolta Foto Premio Prize 2008 Encouragement Award