Masashi Mihotani
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Masashi Mihotani
Born in 1987, based in Japan.
Through photography, the works of Mihotani, tries to focus on the roots of perception in the experience of daily life. While working as an advertising copywriter, staff of rental and commercial gallery, he started to teach himself photography from 2007. Later in 2015, he graduated from Visual Arts Osaka, the department of photography, evening course. This summer in 2019, he will participate an Artist-in-Resident program in Kyoto prefecture.

Education
2013-15 Visual Arts Osaka, Photography department, evening course.

Solo Exhibitions
2016 Images are for illustration purposes / ZAZIE hair, Osaka, Japan
2014 Look for an insect / La galerie, Osaka, Japan
2013 YANMA / Dining table of Hipotama, Osaka, Japan
2012 Look for an insect / Itohen, Osaka, Japan
*This winter in 2019, Solo Exhibition will be held in Tokyo.

Selected group exhibitions
2019 NEW JAPAN PHOTO 7 LAUNCH EXHIBITION / CHI-KA, Dubai, UAE
2018 Portfolio reviewee exhibition / Yakushima Photography Festival
2018 Next Project / Higashikawa International Photo Festival
2016 Realizing photography as printmaking / iTohen, Osaka, Japan
2015 Exhibition of Selected graduation works / Nikon Salon, Osaka, Japan
2012 Exhibition of recommended artist / iTohen, Osaka, Japan

Awards
2019 TOKYO FRONTLINE PHOTO AWARD #8, Finalist
2018 JAPAN PHOTO AWARD, Winner (Selected by Mutsuko Ota)
2018 HARIBAN AWARD, Shortlist

Publications
2019 JAPAN PHOTO AWARD MAGAZINE
2019 NEW JAPAN PHOTO ISSUE 7 (back cover)
2018 IMA magazine vol.26 (Step out! vol.22)

I feel that my life-long passion for photography is underpinned by my childhood experiences with insects. For me, collecting insects has been a way to understand the strange and familiar through first-hand experience, as well as from various perspectives through sharing with others. And this has cemented my fascination with the perception that arises when you see something for the first time in your life, and the source of the perception itself; these continue to be the foundation of my practice today. Through photography, I am trying to look at the everyday, familiar things around me, including the invisible presence that takes shape in our imagination when we feel something.



三保谷将史
1987 大阪出身 同在住
コピーライターやギャラリースタッフを勤める傍ら、2007年頃より独学で写真を学びはじめる。2015年に大阪ビジュアルアーツの写真学科夜間部を卒業。今夏より京都のアーティストインレジデンスへの入居が決まっている。

<個展>
2016 ※写真はイメージです。(8/30-9/11 ZAZIE hair)
2014 インセクトゥム(10/16-27 la galerie)
2013 ヤンマ(6/3-28 ひぽたまの食卓)
2012 マチノファスマ(12/19-23 iTohen)
*2019冬頃 個展開催予定(東京)

<主なグループ展>
2019 NEW JAPAN PHOTO 7 LAUNCH EXHIBITION (1/23-2/23 CHI-KA,ドバイ, UAE)
2018 ポートフォリオレビュイー作品展(11/3-7 屋久島国際写真祭)
2018 NEXT PROJECT EXHIBITION(8/4-5 東川国際写真祭)
2016 写真は版画のようなモノだと気づいた(1/6-17 iTohen)
2015 卒業制作選抜作品展(2/26-3/4 ニコンサロン大阪)
2012 写真/谷口円 三保谷将史 古川紗帆 みやび 展(5/22-27 GALLERY9)
2012 iTohen 推薦作家展 糸 会 糸_eight(2/8-19 iTohen)

<受賞/選出>
2019 TOKYO FRONTLINE PHOTO AWARD #8 Finalist
2018 JAPAN PHOTO AWARD 太田睦子氏選
2018 HARIBAN AWARD Shortlist

<出版/掲載>
2019 JAPAN PHOTO AWARD MAGAZINE
2019 NEW JAPAN PHOTO ISSUE 7 (back cover)
2018 IMA magazine vol.26 (Step out! vol.22)

僕は自分自身が写真を続ける動機に、幼少期から続けていた虫取りの経験が強く通底していると感じています。身近に存在する不可思議なそれらを体験的に、また他者との共有も通して多角的に認識していく手段でもあったその行為は、生まれてはじめてなにかを「みた」時に生じる知覚、またその根源自体への関心としても今に続いています。そうしてなにかを感じたと同時に生じる不可視も含め、自身を取り巻く日常を見つめ続けていくことを、今は写真を通して試みています。


【Contact】
mihotani67@gmail.com



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