The gallery shows in late November to December Tomio Seike‘s newest photographs of pastoral scenes along the waters in southern England. In the delicate contrast between light and shadow, the photographs reproduce on fine prints a peaceful atmosphere created by trees and plants bordering lakes and rivers in harmony with the origin of their life, the waters themselves.
Seike is wellknown for his portraiture and nude, and active in London and New York besides Tokyo. He is recently keen to photograph landscapes as imaged in his mind, and “Paris” shown in 1997 at this gallery is one of his earlier works in such a style.
Born in Tokyo, Japan in 1943. Seike began assisting photographer Tadahiko Hayashi after graduating from Japan Photographic Academy in 1970. He became an independent photographer and moved to London in 1974, devoting himself to art photography after his first exhibition Zoe in the UK in 1985. While best known for his portraits and nudes, in recent years he has also produced a number of surreal landscapes.
Exhibitions at PGI
|little 8 silver prints, 2011
|LIGHT ON DUST – Glynde Forge –, 2007