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"Cocoon no. 10" is a visually arresting figurative color photograph by Yuki Aoyama (Japan, b. 1978), one of Japan's most notable young photographers. From an edition of just 5, this image belongs to Aoyama's famous "School Girl Complex" series. Each image in this series is a highly sexualized, voyeuristic depiction of anonymous, Japanese school girls in academic 'uniforms'-- comprised of white shirt, pleated skirt and knee-high socks. These images together visually explore the so-called "Lolita Complex" that many men admittedly possess, loosely defined as an obsession and fetishism of young schoolgirls at the age of adolescence. This image is edition 1/5, measures 23.50 x 29.50 inches (60 x 75 cm) and is in excellent condition, professionally face-mounted to plexi-glass. This ongoing Series has been published in color in two hard-bound books: ” SCHOOLGIRL COMPLEX “ (2010), EAST PRESS and “SHISHUNKI (adolescence)” (2010), PIE BOOKS.

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 camera, 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 2009 "Prix de la Photographie", Paris and 2007 The CANON "New Cosmos of Photography: Prize. The artist has held notable gallery and fine art fair exhibitions, including the 2011 solo show: "SchoolGirl Complex" at Wada Garou Gallery, Tokyo, Japan. The artist lives and works in Tokyo, Japan.

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  • The Studio of the Artist, Japan.
  • Pickup Location: Japan
  • Shipping Dimensions: 23.5 x 29.5 in. (59.69 x 74.93 cm.)
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