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Yuki Aoyama (Japanese, b.1978)
LOT ID: 78942
SOLARYMAN: Norito Kadowaki, 2007

Chromogenic Print (C-print), digitally manipulated c-print
47.25 х 37.5 in. (120.02 x 95.25 cm.)
Signed, other, and dated by the artist. This work comes directly from the Studio of the Artist, Japan, with all paperwork.
Print/Casting Year 2007
Edition 1 of 5
Lot description
"SOLARYMAN: Norito Kadowaki" is one of the most famous of the figurative color photographs by notable young photographer, Yuki Aoyama (Japan, b. 1978). From an edition of just 5, this dynamic photograph belongs to the artist's famous "SOLARYMAN" series of images that all explore themes of individuality versus stereotypes in Japanese society. Each image is of a stereotypical Japanese businessman, identified by his 'uniform' of a conservative suit and tie. Literally displaced in space, each man is jumping, floating, or dancing through the air, demanding in a humorous yet poignant manner that his own identity be recognized. In turn, by naming his subject in the title of each SOLARYMAN photograph, Aoyama directly counters the loss of identity that career and status have removed. This series, including this image, was published in 2009 in: ”SOLARYMAN: Why Do You Work?! “ (2009) published by PIE BOOKS. This is edition 1 of 5, professionally face mounted to plexi-glass and measures 47.25 x 37.50 inches (120 x 95 cm), and is in excellent condition.

Yuki Aoyama was born in 1978 in Niigata Prefecture in Japan and lives and works in Tokyo, Japan. The artist attended Art School only after traveling the world with his cameras, attending Tokyo Photography School in 2004, as well as the University of Tsukuba in 2005. He is represented and exhibited by top galleries in Japan, and Asia and is now starting to gain international acclaim in Europe, the U.K. and the U.S. Aoyama has been awarded the "Prix de la Photographie", Paris and The CANON "New Cosmos of Photography: Prize. The artist lives and works in Tokyo, Japan.

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SOLARYMAN: Norito Kadowaki by Yuki Aoyama
  • SOLARYMAN: Norito Kadowaki by Yuki Aoyama
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