MIKIYA TAKIMOTO Photo Exhibition @ NY

Mikiya Takimoto

JUN 10 – JUL 17, 2016

Opening Reception 5-8pm, June10th, 2016

June 10 – July 17, 2016 Opening Reception 5-8pm, June10th, 2016 Mikiya Takimoto will attend the opening party. Plus 81 Gallery 167 Elizabeth Street NYC Hours: Wednesday-Friday 14:00-18:30 Saturday-Sunday 12:00-18:00 +81 Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition by Japanese Photographer Mikiya Takimoto Mikiya Takimoto entered the world of photography in 1991 at the age of 16. In ’92 he moved to Tokyo and worked at a studio before beginning a four-year apprenticeship under Tamotsu Fujii in ’94. Mikiya Takimoto went independent in ’98 at the age of 23. All of his work evinces a stance of confronting the realm of photography as something that remains unchanged from the past to the present. In his collection “BAUHAUS DESSAU∴MIKIYA TAKIMOTO”, Mikiya Takimoto offers a unique perspective of the abstract art born of Bauhaus Dessau, the famed German art and design school known as the source of contemporary design. His lifework, “SIGHTSEEING”, is a photo collection in which he traveled to all seven continents, focusing on sightseeing destinations and the people who flock to them, revealing a cynical take on the unreality of “real” tourism and bringing to mind the warped nature of modern society. In “LAND SPACE” Mikiya Takimoto turns his attention to the similarities between the splendor of nature reared upon the earth for so long and the formative beauty of the space industry, the pinnacle of civilization created by human hands. The result seems to almost be commanding overview of the Earth from the two seemingly opposite viewpoints of land and space. Mikiya Takimoto has also shown his skill in advertising photography and commercial film through numerous posters and videos that still brim with keen and original concepts despite many restrictions. Mikiya Takimoto also drew upon his experiences in photo and film, along with his perspective as an expressionist, to create a unique cinematic world as the cinematographer of the films “Like Father, Like Son” and “Our Little Sister”. Active in a wide variety of fields spanning everything from advertising photography, graphic art and editorial work to personal creative endeavors, commercial films, and cinema. Major photo collections include BAUHAUS DESSAU∴MIKIYA TAKIMOTO (’05), SIGHTSEEING (’07), LAND SPACE (’13). Also began filming movies in ’13. Debut film “Like Father, Like Son” (directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda) won the Jury Award at the 66th Cannes Film Festival’s Competition Category. Won Grand Prize for Photography at the 39th Japan Academy Awards for “Our Little Sister” (directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda) in ’15. Has also won many other commendations such as Tokyo Art Directors Club, New York Art Directors Club Award, ACC CM FESTIVAL Grand Prize, and the Nikkei Advertising Awards Grand Prize, and has been nominated for an award at Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. For additional information, please contact info@plus81.us