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Erika Yoshino’s ‘MARBLE’ at Taka Ishii Gallery Photography / Film, Tokyo

Erika Yoshino’s ‘MARBLE’ at Taka Ishii Gallery Photography / Film, Tokyo
“Untitled”, 2017, by Erika Yoshino (1970, Honjo City), C-print, 20 x 30 cm © Erika Yoshino, Taka Ishii Gallery Photography / Film
(Courtesy: Taka Ishii Gallery Photography / Film)

Taka Ishii Gallery Photography / Film, Tokyo, will feature approximately 17 works shot by Erika Yoshino. 

In this show, which has works shot between 2014 and 2017, Yoshino has likened her photographic expression, which she has rigorously confronted daily since she began making photographs, to marble of which the unique pattern is slowly created over many years in nature. Yoshino’s subjects are her everyday surroundings and her photographs require no explanation. She simply and coolly captures whatever happens to draw her eye. Allowing for inevitability and chance occurrences, she seeks interesting scenes, and things she does not know or understand. Printing a sizable number of photographs, she juxtaposes and rearranges them to produce an accumulation of fragments of images that she wants to see, then goes shooting again. The repetition of this simple process — shooting and editing — creates a world with a unique ambiance in which time, memory and experience is condensed and deepened.

Erika Yoshino was born in Honjo City, Saitama Prefecture, in 1970. She began photographing in 1989, and graduated from Tokyo College of Photography in 1994. As a student, Yoshino was influenced by the photographer Kiyoshi Suzuki. From the late 1990s onwards, she produced many black-and-white works of street photography. In 2010, she began producing works in color: her works, shot in and around Tokyo, are tranquil but forcefully draw their viewers in with their unique worldview. Yoshino’s major solo exhibitions include “ICE Echo Wave,” Ginza Nikon Salon, Tokyo (1995), “Enoshima Zero Meter,” Works H., Kanagawa (1996), “It’s a New Day,” Ginza Nikon Salon, Tokyo (1998), “Max Is Making Wax,” Viewing Room Yotsuya, Yumiko Chiba Associates, Tokyo (2001), “Eleanor Rigby,” Yokohama Civic Art Gallery Azamino, Kanagawa (2008), “Just like on the radio,” Port Gallery T, Osaka (2011), “Digitalis,” Taka Ishii Gallery Photography / Film, Tokyo (2012), and “NEROLI,” Taka Ishii Gallery Photography / Film, Tokyo (2016).

The exhibition will be on view from April 7 through May 19, 2018 at Taka Ishii Gallery Photography / Film, 5-17-1 2F Roppongi Minato-ku Tokyo #106-0032- Japan.

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