Feb (Fri) - 6 Mar(Sat), 2010
12F00 - 19F00, Closed on Sundays
the opening day, close at 18:00)
FOIL GALLERY is pleased to present Hiroyuki Takenouchi solo exhibition
"SEASONS" from 12th February to 6th March. This will
be his first solo exhibition at a gallery, and about 60, both
small and large works he has produced over the past 7 years will
be on view.
Since coming across with photography in his youth, Hiroyuki Takenouchi
(b. 1982) has continuously and energetically produced his photographic
works. From drag queens, his boyfriend to everyday scenes passing
by, he carefully reacts to such encounters with his camera.
Earnestly taking the reality what the world and himself are, he
is asking himself questions of "if I'm doing what I want
to", "if I allow myself to be ruled by the trends and
others' opinion" and "if I'm trying to be honest to
myself". His artistic practice are devoted to those unanswerable
questions, you may find unique feeling of levitation in his work,
as well as mixed tensions of fear, nostalgia and love towards
the idea of uniqueness- nothing can be the same as before. This
may be compared with how we feel for the transience of seasons.
in Tokyo, Japan in 1982. Lives and works in Tokyo. Graduated from
Institute of Photography, Nihon university of Art.
Major group exhibitions include: Making, Marking, Mapping - approaches
to the next generation Vol.2, PHOTO GALLERY INTERNATIONAL, ToKyo,
Major awards include: New Cosmos of Photography 2008 (the 31st
competition) Honorable Mention, 2008; 2nd Shiogama Photo Festival
(2nd competition), Special award, 2009.
Hiroyuki Takenouchi HP