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Michael Hoppen Gallery. Item added to cart View cart and checkout. Kishin Shinoyama. Facebook Twitter. Phantom 3, , Saori 2 , Saori 4, , Death Valley , Twin 1 , Twins 5 , Dancer 2 , Dancer 8 , Fever 2 , The Birth 5 , The Birth 6, , Kishin Shinoyama's b. His work reveals much about the era, depicting snapshots of the student protest movement, fashion shows, dancers, avant-garde theatre troops and of course the nude shots that would subsequently form a major motif in his oeuvre.
Politics, culture, society The photographs emerging from the Japanese capital during this period constitute the place where this metamorphosis occurred in the most radical way, and it was in the midst of this charged atmosphere that Shinoyama was taking his photographs.
This was not by using photography to critique the era, as was the case with many of his contemporaries, but by bringing a criticality to the photograph itself. In the photographs he positions nudes of three different races in the frontier land of the desert, and by placing foreign bodies in the form of naked human figures in the landscape, displays a classic Shinoyama technique - that of highlighting the hidden meaning in a place. His work has a fearsome, non-reflective radicalism that has continued throughout his career and that defines his imagery since the 's.
Kishin Shinoyama's work is held in private and public collections worldwide. Contact Enquire about Kishin Shinoyama. Join our mailing list. Site by Artlogic.