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Daisuke Yokota - Untitled, 2012

From the Nocturnes series  
Epson inkjetprint Enhanced Matt paper  
Signed and numbered  
44,4 x 60 cm
Edition of 25 + 2AP

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.

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 publications as Site/Cloud (Artbeat Publishers, 2013), Untitled (Goliga Books 2013), Vertigo (Newfave books, 2014), Taratine (2015) and Matter / Burn out (JP, 2016). Daisuke Yokota is a member of the international artists collective AM projects and the Japanese photographers collective mp1.jp.

In 2016 Daisuke Yokota was chosen as the winner of the tenth Foam Paul Huf Award. The following year, his solo exhibition Matter was on display at Foam. He was first featured in the Talent Issue of Foam Magazine in 2013. 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. 

Most photo prints have a small white border around all sides. For a framer this border is necessary to be able to frame it properly. The print will be carefully wrapped and send 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.
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