Risaku Suzuki

"Meiner Meinung nach sollte Gegenwartsfotografie auf konzeptuellen Gedanken basieren und der Kreation verpflichtet sein. Um die Fotografie zum Lebensziel zu machen, dafür braucht es Stärke und Enthusiasmus. Die Meinung dass Bilder eines jeden Alltags, wie die seines Hundes, der Freundin, und Ähnliches, kreativem Ausdruck gleichstehen, wäre zu anspruchslos. Um die „Macht der Fotografie“ richtig hervorzuheben ist – in jedem Zeitalter und jeder Situation – tiefe Passion zentral, und die Fähigkeit eines Fotografen ein Konzept visualisieren zu können. "

– Risaku Suzuki


Zum Künstler


Geboren 1963 in Wakayama, Japan. Lebt und arbeitet zur Zeit in Tokyo.

Risaku Suzuki ist bekannt für seine dezidierten Serien die Szenen aus Kumano, Wakayama Präfektur, bebildern, eine von Japans heiligsten Ortschaften sowie die Heimat von Suzuki. Einer von Japans prominentesten Fotografiekünstler präsentiert Suzuki unverkennbar japanische Sujets – wie Kirschblüten und Schnee – welche zugleich zeitlos und erfrischend neu sind.

Ausbildung


1985     
Tokyo College of Photography, Kanagawa, Japan

1987     
College of Photography Research Department, Tokyo, Japan


2006
Associate professor, Department of Inter Media Art,
Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Japan



Ausgewählte Einzelaustellungen


2016

„Mirror Portrait“ Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

„Beyond the Realm of Time“ &co119, Paris, Frankreich

„Between the Sea and the Mountain“ Taka Ishii Gallery Photography Paris, Paris, Frankreich

„Stream of consciousness“ Christophe Guye Galerie, Zurich, Schweiz

„Water Mirror“ Kumanokodo Nakahechi Museum of Art, Wakayama, Japan

„Stream of consciousness“ Tanabe City Museum of Art, Wakayama, Japan

„SAKURA“ Kumano Shimbun Gallery, Shingu, Wakayama, Japan


2015
„Water Mirror“ Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, Japan
„Stream of consciousness“ Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
„Stream of consciousness“ Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, Kagawa / Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2014
„One day, in the wood“ Odate Kitaakita Arts Festival 2014, Akita, Japan


2013
„Peninsula“ Ku Ren Boh Chohouin Buddhist Temple Gallery, Tokyo, Japan           
„Cézanne à l’Atelier“ Koyonagi Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
 
2011
„The Words Burned“ Moriokashoten, Tokyo, Japan
„Yuki-Sakura“ Christophe Guye Gallery, Zurich, Schweiz

2010     
„Sakura“ Kimpusen-ji temple, Yoshino, Nara, Japan

2009    
„White“ Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, Japan


2008
„Contact“ d-labo, Tokyo, Japan

2007    
„Risaku Suzuki“ Yoshii Gallery, New York, United States
„Kumano, Yuki, Sakura“ Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan

2006    
„Suzuki Risaku: kumano, yuki, sakura“ Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan
„Sakura“ Yoshii Gallery, New York, United States

2005     
„Between the Sea and the Mountain – Kumano“ Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, Japan

2004     
„Beyond the Realm of Time“ Nishimura Commemoration House, Nishimura Kinen Kan, Japan

2003     
„Sakura“ Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, Japan

2002    
„Looking at the Wind, Touching the Mountain“ Kura Kura Art Project, Ishikawa, Japan

2001     
„Looking at the Wind, Touching the Mountain“ Photo Gallery International, Tokyo, Japan
„M.Sugawara“ epSite, Tokyo, Japan
„Risaku Suzuki“ Yuki City Culture Center, Ibaraki, Japan

2000     
„Piles of Time“ Minolta Photo Space, Shinjuku, Osaka, Fukukoka, Hiroshima, Nagoya, Senda, Japan
„Saskia“ P.G.I. Shibaura, Tokyo, Japan

1997     
„Izanami“ P.G.I Shibaura, Tokyo, Japan

1996     
„15:10 Osorezan“ Ginza Nikon Salon, Tokyo, Japan

1994     
„Torii“ Poraloid Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1993     
„Double Life“ Photo Gallery International, Tokyo, Japan

1992     
„White Sands“ Photo Gallery International, Tokyo, Japan

1991     
„Sun City“ Hirakwachobashi Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1990    
„True Fiction“ Kichijoji Parco Gallery, Tokyo, Japan



Ausgewählte Gruppenausstellungen


2017

Risaku SUZUKI/Naoki ISHIKAWA Photo Exhibition in Shiretoko TOP END“, Shari-cho Community Center Yume Hall Shiretoko, Hokkaido, Japan

25th Anniversary Exhibition MIMOCA’s Collection: Artworks of All Kinds!“ Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, Marugame-shi, Kagawa, Japan

Seven Japanese Rooms – Fotografia contemporanea dal Giappone“ Fondazione Crispezia, La Spezia, Italien


2016

Japanese Photography from Postwar to Now“ San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Vereinigte Staaten

Let it Snow“ Richrad Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM, Vereinigte Staaten

Revalue Nippon Project: Hidetoshi Nakata’s Favorite Japanese KOGEI“ Panasonic Shiodome Museum, Tokyo, Japan

Genius loci – The Higashikawa Awards“, Towada Art Center, Aomori, Japan


2015

23°N / 35°N“  a collaborative exhibition by Faculty of Fine Arts / Graduate School of Fine Arts of Tokyo University of the Arts and Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, Chinretsukan Gallery, The University Art Museum, Painting Building Art Space-Faculty of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts, Japan

The 15th Photo City Sagamihara“ Sagamihara Civic Art Gallery, Kanagawa, Japan

Regards Croisés Japon-Provence/Phot’ Aix 2015“ Galerie Zola de la Cité du livre, Aix en Provence, Frankreich

The Photograph: What You See & What You Don’t #2“ Chinretsukan Gallery, The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo, Japan

„Fontaine Obscure“ PHOT'AIX, Festival de Photographie – Regards Croisés, Aix–en–Provence, Frankreich

2014
„Photo-Secession Kyoto 'NIPPON'” Galerie Aube, Kyoto University of Art and Design, Kyoto, Japan
„Rudolf Steiner Das Reich der Angeloi“ WATARI-UM, Tokyo, Japan
„Printemps de Haute Corrèze“ Meymac Art Center, Meymac, Frankreich

2013
„Finding divinity from a single tree or blade of grass“ Iwami Art Museum, Shimane
„Thermodynamics of the Sun“ Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, Tochigi, Japan
„IMA, Dior 2013 SS Collection“ Dior Omotesando boutique, Tokyo, Japan

2012      
„The Angel of History: I Love Art 12 Photography“ WATARI-UM, Tokyo, Japan
„Photo-Secession Nagoya Photography plus Something“ Art Gallery C-Square, Chukyo University, Aichi, Japan      
„Summer Show“ Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, Japan
„I love Art 12 Photography“ NADiff Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
„Paris Photo“ Paris, Christophe Guye Galerie, Zürich, Schweiz


2011
„Yokohama Preview/BankARTLifeIIIShin Minatomura“ Shinko Pier, Kanagawa, Japan


2010    
„Inaugural Exhibition“ Christophe Guye Galerie, Zürich, Schweiz
„Photo-Secession Tokyo“ NADiff Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
„Summer Loves“ Huis Marseille stichting voor fotografie, Amsterdam, Niederlande
„Galatin Silver Session“ Axis Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
„School Road vol.1“ Happa, Tokyo / Ims, Fukuoka / Satellite, Okayama, Japan

2009    
„Recently“ Gallery Naruyama, Tokyo, Japan
„Love Love Show“ Aomori Museum of Art, Aomori, Japan
        
2008   
„Asian Dub Photography“ Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Modena, Modena, Italien
„Heavy Light: Recent Photography and Video from Japan“ ICP - International Center of Photography, New York, Vereinigte Staaten
„Lu Lu Lu Landscape: How I see the world around me“ Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art, Shizuoka, Japan
„Heavy Light, Recent Photography and Video from Japan“ International Center of Photography, New York, Vereinigte Staaten
„Remembrances of Places Past“ Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

2007     
„The Photograph: What You See & What You Don't“ Tokyo University of the Arts - Inter Media Art, Tokyo, Japan
„Gazing at the Contemporary World: Japanese Photography from the 1970s to the Present“ Polish Artistic Photographer's Association; worldwide traveling exhibition, Warschau, Polen

2006     
„Art and Object: Affinity of the Jomon and the Contemporary“ Aomori Museum of Art, Aomori, Japan
„Noda Hiroji + Risaku Suzuki Exhibition“ The Museum of Modern Art, Wakayama, Japan

2005    
„Artists' Gardens Botanical Recollections“ Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
„Come Ciliegi in Flore“ Museo del Risorgimento Complesso del Vittoriano, Rom, Italien

2004    
„Gallery Naruyama Collection“ Gallery Naruyama, Tokyo, Japan
„At W vol.1 - Beyond the Realm of Time“ The Museum of Modern Art, Wakayama, Japan

2003    
„Positionen japanischer Fotografie“ Camera Austria, Graz, Österreich
„Keep in Touch“ Camera Austria-Kunsthaus, Graz, Österreich
„The History of Japanese Photography 1854-2000“ The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (TX), Vereinigte Staaten
„Photography Today 2- (sáit) site/sight“ The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan

2002    
„Serendipity: Multimedia Artists from Japan and Korea“ The Japan Cultural Institute in Cologne, Deutschland
„Photography Today 2 - [s(a)it] site / sight“ The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
„On Landscape, Contemporary Japanese Photography“ Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan

2001     
„Art-ing Tokyo 2001: Space, Time, and Body Lived“ Saison Art Program Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
„Docomomo 20 in Kansai“ Ashiya City Museum of Art and History, Hyogo, Japan

2000     
„The 1st Korea Japan Photo-Biennale“ Japan Photo-Biennale, Seoul, Süd Korea
„Serendipity; Photography, video, experimental film and multimedia installation from Asia“ The Japan Foundation Forum, Tokyo, Japan
„Matrix of Photography 1999“ Kawasaki City Museum, Kanagawa, Japan



Preise


2000
The Ihei Kimura Award


2006
The Higashikawa Prize, The Domestic Photographer Prize

The Wakayama Prefecture Culture Award

2008
The Photographic Society of Japan Award, Annual Award


2015

The 15th Photo City Sagamihara, Professional Division Grand Prize



Sammlungen


The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography
Aomori Museum of Art
Kawasaki City Museum
The Japan Foundation
Princeton University Art Museum, USA
The Museum Of Fine Arts, Houston, USA
International Center of Photography, USA
Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Modena, Italien
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, USA