From the Nocturnes series
Epson inkjetprint Enhanced Matt paper
Signed and numbered
44,4 x 60 cm
Edition of 25 + 2AP
WINNER OF THE FOAM PAUL HUF AWARD 2016
ABOUT THE WORK
With his strongly contrasted black-and-white photography, Yokota seems, at first glance, to be working in the Japanese photography tradition. However a close examination of his work reveals an individual approach in which the elements of process and intervention play an important role. He uses a combination of digital photography and traditional film to shoot and re-shoot images, which he then manipulates further using other techniques such as photocopying and Photoshop. He has set up an improvised darkroom in his apartment where he can freely experiment with analogue techniques and chemical processes, where chance is also allowed to leave its traces on the final image. Yokota adds layer upon layer to his work, with each offering new potential for the next image, leading to alienated, mysterious and poetic representations of a different sort of world.
ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER
Daisuke Yokota (1983, JP) graduated from the Nippon Photography Institute in 2003. In 2008 he received an honourable mention in the 31st Canon New Cosmos of Photography, and he won the grand prix of '1_Wall Award'. He has several publications to his name, including various self-published books and zines and such recent publications as Site/Cloud (Artbeat Publishers, 2013), Untitled (Goliga Books 2013), Vertigo (Newfave books, 2014), Taratine (2015) and the recently published Matter / Burn out (JP, 2016). Daisuke Yokota is a member of the international artists collective AM projects and the Japanese photographers collective mp1.jp.
Daisuke Yokota was chosen as the winner of the tenth Foam Paul Huf Award in 2016. He was first featured in the Talent Issue of Foam Magazine in 2013 and works from his Site/Cloud series were the subject of a 2014 solo exhibition at Foam. Yokota lives and works in Japan, where he graduated from the Nippon Photography Institute in 2003. in 2015, Yokota won the Photo London John Kobal Residency Award. He is represented by G/P Gallery, Japan.
As a winner of the Paul Huf award, he will exhibit at Foam from the 17th of March until the 5th of June 2017.
BUYING THIS PRINT
The print will be carefully wrapped and then shipped as an insured package. You will receive an e-mail with a Track & Trace code when the package is on its way. A framed copy will be on display at Foam Editions, the gallery on the third floor of Foam Fotografiemuseum. If you have any questions about buying this print, please contact the Foam Editions team.
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