Yusuke Yamatani, Tsugi no yoru e
山谷佑介「Tsugi no yoru e」
February 12 - March 5, 2014

Tsugi no yoru e #1, 2010
gelatin silver print, 8 x 10 inch. (20.3×25.4cm), edition of 5



YUKA TSURUNO GALLERY is pleased to announce a solo exhibition by Yusuke Yamatani from February 12 to March 5, 2014.

Yusuke Yamatani is a photographer born in 1985 in Nigata, Japan, currently based in Tokyo. He has been working for Gaien Studio after receiving BA in Philosophy from Rissho University, then relocated in Nagasaki where he met Tomatsu Shomei and other no-name photographers. He gained actual knowledge and technique of photography by interacting with them and getting started as an artist. Since then, with his sensitive perspective as one of outsiders, he has been photographing of every day life in underground communities by integrating himself into their life by living and hanging out with them, traveling various cities such as a squat in Milano and punks in South East Asia. Yamatani states about his works that "The importance of information, place, and relationship were lost and all things are tend to be uniformed in this time of the world. It may be my job to record the chaos and reality that still exist in street and underground."

Tsugi no your e, On to the next night in English, is the title of his first self-published monograph came out in 2013, a record of the days he spent with friends met in Osaka where he finally reached after wandering around Japan in 2010. The book was well received internationally and immediate sellout. In this exhibition, the first large scale solo show for him, the 51 prints from Tsugi no your e will be displayed. Also, the second edition of the "Tsugi no your e" will be published by Yuka Tsuruno Gallery. Please join us for the reception party for the artist on Saturday, February 15th.

Yamatani started exhibiting his works in various group shows since 2011, Recent exhibitions include "Untitled", NADiff a/p/a/r/t bar MUDAI (Tokyo), TOKYO CULTUART by BEAMS (Tokyo), Le PhotobookFest Box of Dummies Prize (Paris). He won the Rokko International Photo Festival Aware "ZINE/BOOK GALLERY! 2013" (Osaka).

Works in Exhibition Installation view

Artist's website

Yusuke Yamatani
Tsugi no yoru e
February 12 to March 5, 2014
Reception Party for the Artist: Saturday, February 15th, 18:00 - 20:00

YUKA TSURUNO GALLERY は山谷佑介の個展「Tsugi no yoru e」を2月12日(水)- 3月5日(水)まで開催いたします。


「Tsugi no yoru e」は、2013年に山谷が自費で出版した写真集のタイトルです。2010年、国内を放浪していた山谷が最後にたどり着いた大阪を舞台に、そこで出会った友人達と過ごした日々を記録した本書は、国内外で好評を得て即完売となりました。山谷にとっての本格的な初個展となる本展では写真集「Tsugi no yoru e」のプリント51枚を展示いたします。また、本展にあわせて「Tsugi no yoru e」のセカンド・エディションをユカ・ツルノギャラリーから出版いたします。2月15日(土)18:00より作家を囲んでレセプション・パーティーを行いますので、ぜひご参加ください。

展示作品 展示風景

2011年よりグループ展などに参加。2013年に個展「untitled」(NADiff a/p/a/r/t bar MUDAI/東京)開催、同年「Here is ZINE tokyo 6」、TOKYO CULTUART by BEAMS(東京)、「Le PhotobookFest Box of Dummies Prize」(パリ)、「ZINE/BOOK GALLERY!2013 六甲国際フォトフェスティバル賞」(大阪) 受賞。 




山谷佑介「Tsugi no yoru e」
会期: 2014年2月12日(水) - 3月5日(水)
オープニングレセプション: 2月15日(土) 18:00 - 20:00
開廊時間: 火 - 土 11:00 - 19:00(日・月・祝日休廊)