Kinkan Gallery is pleased to announce the exhibition of Hiroki Nakashima's photographs entitled "Ray" from October 29 to November 20. Hiroki Nakashima, a photographer active in advertising, commercials, magazines, etc., has been taking close-up photographs of female nudes with a film camera from the mid-2000s to the mid-2010s, which he has now re-compiled as the "Ray" series. This exhibition features 16 works, including some never before exhibited. The close-up photographs of female nudes are stripped of symbolic descriptions of nudity, and yet something emerges that could only be expressed by the softness of the skin. His works remind me of the horizon, the horizon line, and the ridges of mountains. Perhaps this is because there is no nude body there as a color, a part, or a symbol. The richness of the carefully burnished gray tones will serve as a marker to the viewer, inviting us to the image that each of us holds. The skin covering ourself is also transformed into something close to us, but at the same time somewhere far away. We invite you to take this opportunity to view the monochrome gradations depicted in the "Rin" series, which he himself handled from development to printing.
(Kinkan Gallery, Kyoko Ota)
*Sanitizing sprays are placed at the entrance, and air is changed periodically. Please wear a mask and disinfect at the entrance when you visit.
*In order to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus infection, admission may be restricted for safety reasons.