Máni - Keiju Kita

Keiju Kita, 2016
hardcover with dustjacket
Máni - Keiju Kita
Publisher: Tosei-sha Gallery
Dimensions: 310 x 238 mm
Pages: 72
ISBN-13: 9784887731691
€ 33.96

It was at a scheduled blackout right after the 3/11 disaster that I became interested in streetlamps, a motif in my work. Looking up at the streetlamp that stood in town with no light on, I was impressed by their unique figures, which looked as if they were death masks of the electric light, an impression I could not avoid. After that, irresistibly drawn to this motif of the streetlamp, I found myself single-mindedly taking their photographs as a portrait, overlapping those streetlamps with the people who had influenced me as a persona in my life - my family and friends, people I got help from, and people I once gave my heart to. When I think back on it now, it may have been that I was thinking about what losing the people who were precious to us really meant. 

― Artist statement

 

first edition

 

signed copy available

 

stock number: NB129

124 
of 332