Kazuyuki Soeno, who was hit by a track ignoring a traffic light, awoke to find laying himself on the bed in intensive care unit of emergency hospital one week after the traffic accident.
It was light that came into his sight just when he came out. He happened to have opportunity to keep seeing inside the body for a month through daily monitoring by X-ray and endoscopy. This unusual experience reflects to his work, he says.
The exhibition “Fossil of light” consists of the 4 different series of work: “Yezo sika deer”, “Wing of insect photogram”, “Liquor photogram” and “Water”.
The series titled “Wing of insect photogram” is a kind of photogram: producing photographic prints from wing of insect, which was on the street, placed to enlarger. A new breath is given on photographic printing paper by the light through the wing of insect. It is, however, not a real life but it is called “fossil of light” transformed on printing paper, Soeno mentions. In the “Water” series, he captures the light by the medium of water. Light is formless, but light figure appears through the reflection to water, he mentions.
Around 30 gelatin silver prints are shown.
Born in Kanagawa prefecture, 1968.
Graduated from Tokyo Zokei University, Faculty of Design and Fine Arts, 1991.
Completed a course at the same university as a research student, 1992.
Selected one-person exhibition:
Gallery KOBO CHIKA (2001, 2003, and 2006), Konica Plaza (2002)
Konica Foto Premio Competition (2002), The 12th Art Documents Support Program by Shiseido (2005)