ARTISTS

Yusuke Yamatani

Yusuke Yamatani received wide acclaim for his early series Tsugi no yoru e which captured the fleeting nature of youth culture in black and white photographs. Since then he has been presenting a unique vision on the way of the world surrounding contemporary humans, with works on various themes such as the floors of music venues and clubs, his own honeymoon, city suburbs at night, and self portraits. In doing so and confronting the role of photographic media in society, he searches for new possibilities of photographic expression that oscillates between the straight and conceptual.

Born 1985, Niigata. Yamatani graduated from the Department of Philosophy at Rissho University, and worked at Gaien Studio. He later relocated to Nagasaki where he met Shomei Tomatsu and other photographers from whom he learnt about photography. His recent exhibitions include BEYOND 2020 (KunstENhuis, Amsterdam/ amana gallery, Tokyo /Galerie Nicolas Deman, Paris, 2017), Into the Light (BOOKMARC, 2017), Lianzhou Foto 2016 (Guangzou, China, 2016), KYOTOGRAPHIE (Mumeisha, Kyoto, 2015), FOUR FROM JAPAN (Condé Nast Gallery, New York, 2015) and Tokyo International Photography Festival (2015).

WORKS

EXHIBITIONS

NEWS

CV

  • Yusuke YAMATANI
  • 1985

    Born in Nigata, Japan

  • 2008

    BA Rissho University

  • SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
  • 2018

    Atelier Yamatani, book obscura, Tokyo
    Drs, Art Gallery Ishi, Tokyo
    Doors, Yuka Tsuruno Gallery, Tokyo
    The doors, Gallery Yamatani, Kyoto

  • 2017

    Into the Light, BOOKMARC, Tokyo

  • 2016

    Rama Lama Ding Dong, Lianzhou Foto 2016, Lianzhou, Guangdong

  • 2015

    RAMA LAMA DING DONG, YUKA TSURUNO Gallery, Tokyo
    Use before, Gallery Yamatani, Tokyo / PULP, Kyoto
    Tsugi no yoru e, Mumeisha (KYOTOGRAPHIE), Kyoto
    Yusuke Yamatani: Recent Works, Alison Bradley Projects, New York

  • 2014

    ground, POST/limArt, Tokyo
    Tsugi no yoru e, YUKA TSURUNO Gallery, Tokyo

  • GROUP EXHIBITIONS
  • 2019

    TODAY IS -Next Generations of DAIDO MORIYAMA, Sony Square Shibuya Project, Tokyo

  • 2018

    Tsuka, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Australia
    NON FICTION 2018, Manpukuji/ peel/ Pulp, Osaka

  • 2017

    BEYOND 2020, KunstENhuis, Amsterdam/ amana Gallery, Tokyo/ Galerie Nicolas Deman, Paris

  • 2016

    at home, Yuka Tsuruno Gallery, Tokyo
    dix vol.1, QUIET NOISE arts and break, Tokyo

  • 2015

    FOUR FROM JAPAN: CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY, Condé Nast Gallery, New York
    Tokyo International Photography Festival, Tokyo

  • 2014

    Some like it witty, Gallery Exit, Hong Kong

  • 2013

    burst, tokyo arts galley, Tokyo

  • 2012

    Possibly Talrented, The blank GALLERY, Tokyo
    FROM THE SUBLIME TO THE RAD, No.12 GALLERY, Tokyo

  • 2011

    asian photo arts, Instyle Phorography Center, Tokyo

  • PUBLICATION
  • Into the Light, 2017
    RAMA LAMA DING DONG, 2015
    Use Before, a0, 2015
    ground , lemon books, 2014
    Tsugi no yoru e (2nd version), YUKA TSURUNO Gallery, 2014
    Tsugi no yorue, 2013

  • BIBLIOGRAPHY
  • PEN, April, 2018, CCC Media House, p.68-69
    Photographers Now vol.24, COMMERCIAL PHOTO, July, 2017, GENKOSHA, p. 17-32
    THE STATER’S GUIDE TO BUYING ART, BRUTUS, November 1, 2016 (no.834), MAGAZINEHOUSE, p. 63
    Junya, Komatsu, Art to kuraseba, BRUTUS, November 1, 2016 (no.834), MAGAZINEHOUSE, p. 46
    John L. Tran, Three artists wondering in the darkness, The Japan Times, June 15, 2016, p.7
    Yusuke Yamatani, Haikei Moriyama Daido sama, BRUTUS, March 1, 2016 (no.818), MAGAZINEWORLD, p. 110-111
    Tomo, Kosuga, IMA, Winter Issue, 2015, p.65-p.74
    STUDIO VOICE, 2015/December, p.154 – 155
    Tomo, Kosuga, EYESCREAM, 2015/December, p.42 – 47
    Nikkei newspaper, April 23, 2015
    Iizawa, Kotaro, Photography Journal ASAHICAMERA, 2015/January, Asahishinbun Publication, p.104
    Iizawa, Kotaro, Art Collectors’, 2014 / May, Seikatsu no Tomo Pubulication, p.53
    Takazawa, Kenji, Photography Journal ASAHICAMERA, 2014 / May, Asahishinbun Pubulication, p174
    Photography Journal ASAHICAMERA, 2014 / March, Asahishinbun Pubulication, p.90 – 97
    COMMERICIAL PHOTO, 2014/ April, Genkosya, p.64

  • COLLECTION
  • Pigozzi Collection

  • ARTIST WEBSITE