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Katsuhiro Saiki

Flowing Water
October 27 - November 30, 2017

The exhibition presents Saiki’s recent works associated with water either in direct or indirect way. In photograph works, water is its subject, making it as a metaphorical image of time and space. Saiki’s use of photography suggests both possibility and impossibility of capturing the flow of time. On the other hand, water is more like a hidden motif in his paintings. These paintings are initially inspired by the tsunami occurred after Tohoku earthquake, which drastically changed the boundary between land and sea. By overlapping two geometric shapes each other, the artist questions how two different domains are defined, and how they can share the same space beyond the boundary.

Katsuhiro Saiki had the exhibitions in the major galleries and museums in Europe, Japan and the United States, including Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam; Artists Space, New York; MoMA PS1, New York; Japan Society, New York; House of Photography, Moscow; Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen; Kawasaki City Museum, Kanagawa. Saiki received renowned fellowships and residence programs, including two years fellowship from The Agency for Cultural Affairs Japan in 2004, International Studio Program, MoMA PS1, New York in 2002, and Japan-United States Arts Program, Asian Cultural Council, New York in 2002. His public collection includes DZ Bank, Frankfurt; The Japan Foundation, Tokyo; Museum Franz Gertsch, Burgdorf; Lafrenz Collection, Hamburg. Currently, live s and works in New York City.