The one of the themes Yasu Suzugka, a painter and photographer, pursuits in his photography is human relations. His relations with people starts before taking photographs, and are strengthened while he is photographing. His relations with them become finally definite, when he expresses them in their portraiture and he him self in relation with them.
Each of Suzuka’s works to be exhibited under the title of “Faces II ” shows a face and its back head unfolded two dimensionally with 144 closed-up images taken of the entire head. Every photograph functions as a part of the whole and contributes, when arranged, to produce an image the person photographed is never conscious of before. More than 15 such works in color will be exhibited.
Suzuka’s another exhibition will starts on the same day at Polaroid Gallery, Toranomon, Tokyo. It is a version of “Faces II”, digitally manipulated. The image of the photographer is overlapped on other images. The exhibition will be held until Friday, August 10.
Yasu Suzuka was born in 1947 in Yokohama and studied oil paintings at Tama Art University. He was a Fulbright scholar at San Francisco Art Institute in 1975, majoring in photography. Presently he is a professor at Kyoto University of Art and Design. He is active in photography as well as in other visual arts, and presenting his works in many one-person and group exhibitions.