copy right(c) Mamoru TSUKADA / Courtesy of Tomio Koyama Gallery
Tsukada's works, where inspiration taken from encountering subjects and well- considered ideas meet, imply many words behind them. They reach to the unconsciousness of viewers through the "gap" between photography as the transparent medium and difference human beings create. He started his career as a photographer taking pictures of blind people. Who are blind build visual experience through senses other that sight and the image they create in their brain deviates from space and time in reality, because of their blindness. He continues exploring how the image functions, by making photographs that deviate from reality to arouse the unconsciousness.
“The act of creating is to seek, recognize, and attain the uniqueness of the subject. This pursuit is always haunted by a fear of failure associated with these empathies, similar to religious devotion or a love affair.” (by the artist’s statement for Cave Painting)
About this exhibiton
This exhibition introduces his photographs from 2003 to 2008.It is also including photographs which where shown at Tokyo Wonder Site in 2007.
He was born in Nagano prefecture in 1962. After studying photography at Marymount University in LA, ICP in NY and work in Berlin for long term, he is currently based in Tokyo. This exhibition marks his fourth at the Tomio Koyama Gallery after “Specter” in 2006 and “The Fact That We Are Compelled To Look Out Beyond Our Sensible Representations” in 2003. Other major exhibition included “Seeing Blind” (Gallery La Camera / The Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan, Tokyo, 2001), “Site Graphics” (Kawasaki City Museum, Kanagawa, 2005), “Zone---Poetic Moment” (Tokyo Wonder Site Hongo, Tokyo, 2005), “A Few Things Which We Know About Photography” (Gallery Objective Correlative, Tokyo, 2005), “Landscape” (Luxe Gallery, New York, 2007), “Portrait Session” (Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima / NAdiff, Tokyo, 2007), “ritual” (Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo, 2007), “Art and Ecology-Ecosophy in Practice [Shop & Think] seies vol.2” (Eye of Gyre, Tokyo, 2008), Mediations Biennale” (The National Museum in Poznan, Poland, 2008.)
* The text was provided by Tomio Koyama Gallery.