Koichiro Kurita is New York based Japanese photographer. Started his career in Japan in the late 1960s as a commercial photographer, he began to pursue fine art photography in 1983. Kurita makes platinum-palladium prints of natural landscapes. He captures the natural scenery such as tree, grass, water, earth, rock, sky, etc. “I see the realm of nature, and it appears that all natural objects which exist in the aero-sphere, earth-sphere, as well as in the water-sphere have their independence,” says Kurita. He admires that all natural objects have wisdom and that they keep balance by habitat isolation.
The unique photographic description of Kurita’s delicate and dignified platinum-palladium prints show serene silence of “tranquility” and “motion” in the balance of nature. Kurita mentions, “Loving nature doesn’t mean to view, think nor study the individual pieces, but to make contact with nature instinctively, with your emotion and for the sake of its beauty and not scientifically nor in search of knowledge.”
Around 20 selected platinum-palladium prints made by Kurita are shown.
Born in Manchuria, 1943. Educated in Japan and graduated from Kwansei Gakuin University. Started his career in Japan in the late 1960s as a commercial photographer. Moved to New York in 1993.
One person exhibitions: “Tranquility/Motion” Shadai Gallery, Tokyo Polytechnic University (2005), “Yin/Yang” John Stevenson Gallery (New York 2004), “Nature Landscapes” Gallerie Camera Obscura (Paris 2001), “Boundary Water” Gallery PastRays (Yokohama 2000), “Koichiro Kurita Photographs” Witkin Gallery (New York 1994), and others.
Public Collection: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (U.S.A.), Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University (U.S.A.), George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film (U.S.A.), Bibliotheque nationale (France), Tokyo Fuji Art Museum (Japan), Tokyo Polytechnic University (Japan).