Photographer Nobuyoshi Araki’s Melancholic Memories
Why We Recommend it
Araki’s photographic vision that often blends the surreal with the erotic has garnered following worldwide, and this exhibit offers a window in the way he observes the everyday.
Delving into existential questions of physicality and sexuality, cult photographer Nobuyoshi Araki documents his life and artistic work in the form of a visual diary, an ongoing project that started in 2012, capturing his work with his Leica M7 and called “Last by Leica.”
With a touch of darkness and sorrow, Araki’s lens captures the minutiae of everyday life while exploring fragmentary identities and society’s cult of beauty. The exhibited artworks depict daily objects, manikins and human figures, many of which are marked by a melancholic aesthetic.