Masashi Mihotani
Look for an insect
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Masashi Mihotani
Born in Osaka, Japan in 1987.
Experienced a variety of jobs in creative industry, such as copy writer in an advertisement company, gallery staff, photographic conservator and art installer.

Education
2014-15 Visual Arts College Osaka, Photography department.

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

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 / Others
2018 JAPAN PHOTO AWARD (Selected by Mutsuko Ota)
2018 Published, IMA magazine vol.26 (Step out! vol.22)
2018 Shortlist, HARIBAN AWARD

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
2015 ビジュアルアーツ大阪・夜間部写真学科卒業
文章制作、ギャラリースタッフ、写真保存、現代美術施工等に携わり現在に至る

<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)

<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/その他>
2018 JAPAN PHOTO AWARD 太田睦子氏選
2018 IMA magazine vol.26 掲載(Step out! vol.22)
2018 HARIBAN AWARD Shortlist

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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