Yoshinori Marui

Point-flash

Jun 6 − Aug 10, 2016
Photo Gallery International

Yoshinori Marui

Point-flash

Jun 6 − Aug 10, 2016
Photo Gallery International

  • ©Yoshinori Marui

  • ©Yoshinori Marui

PGI is pleased to present Yoshinori Marui’s new works from the series “Point-flash”.

 

Marui started working on his artwork when he was a university student at Tokyo University of the Arts and has been exhibiting pieces related to his current theme since 2000.
His work includes “The Map” (2003) which inquires into the anonymity of scenery and “Along the Coastline-from Cape Kyan to Mabuni” (2008) in which he sought how the meaning of a place has been brought by its history. In his third series named “Collecting Light” he pursues the beauty of photographs and light. In the current exhibition, he presents 17 color prints from his latest series “Point – Flash”.

 

Marui captures pictures of everyday moments, the serenity of still objects, light and shadow. His careful selection displays “beautiful moments of non-meaningful things” and is an attempt by Marui to share to the viewer that “by looking at objects or taking photographs we are able to unravel the details of the world, but at the same time, there are some things that are unconsciously disposed.”
Alongside his piece, Marui also presents writings cited from the words of the philosopher/mathematician Alfred North Whitehead, as well as writings by Marui himself about the art of photography and letters from a young philosopher Koji Yoshida, who has responded to questions addressed by the artist.

Yoshinori Marui

Born in Osaka, Japan, 1973. 
Graduated from General Design Course, Faculty of Fine Arts, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, 1996.
Completed from Research Course, Tokyo College of Photography, 1997. Associate Professor at the Department of Photography, Faculty of Arts, Tokyo Polytechnic University since 2011.
Selected one-person exhibitions: “Disappearance” Gallery Floor 2 (Tokyo 1996), “Sight” Kaneko Art Gallery (Tokyo 1998), “Recent Works” Gallery QS (Tokyo 1999), “Recent Works” exhibit LIVE (Tokyo 2002), “Recent Works” Gendai HEIGHTS Gallery Den (Tokyo 2002), “The Map” exhibit LIVE (Tokyo 2003), “Okinawa” exhibit Live & Moris (Tokyo 2005), “Along the Coastline-from Cape Kyan to Mabuni, Okinawa” Photo Gallery International (Tokyo 2008), “Collecting Light” Photo Gallery International (Tokyo 2011).

 

PGI Exhibitions

Jan 11 Feb 26, 2011 Collecting Light
Feb 15 Mar 19, 2008 Along the Coastline – from Cape Kyan to Mabuni, Okinawa