OGATA Paris is pleased to present the exhibition, “CHAOS” by photographer Mikiya Takimoto from November 8th to 26th 2023.
Since ancient times, the world has been shaped by the abundance, fusion and circulation of all life, natural and human, in the uninterrupted flow of time.
As a photographer, Mikiya Takimoto has endeavored to capture the essence and breath of the Earth as a single living organism. He has traveled to the farthest reaches of the planet in search of this purest form of our world. During the pandemic, he came face to face with the microcosms that make up our immediate environment. His gaze, from predominately macroscopic, shifted to the infinitely small. On closer inspection, the smallest of worlds resembles the immensity of the universe in its infinite expanse, which also echoes the depths of the mind.
In addition to the “GRAIN OF LIGHT”, “FLAME”, “SURFACE” and “SNOW MOUNTAIN” series, which respectively capture the changing faces of the sea and depict the serene majesty of elements such as volcanoes, snow-covered or sandy mountains, discover at this exhibition his latest series “EN SO SHIN”, which focuses on floral compositions, a temple facing a pond and other scenes of secret prayer.
Everything contains a piece of the universe within it, and all life evolves, connected to and surrounded by others.
Please discover the link that Mikiya Takimoto illuminates between his works and the universe.
Special Courtesy KLEE INC PARIS TOKYO and Galerie Clémentine de la Féronnière Paris.
Mikiya Takimoto is a Japanese photographer and filmmaker born in 1974. His major works include “BAUHAUS DESSAU” (2005), which captures the legendary German school of the same name; “SIGHTSEEING” (2007), which travels the seven continents in search of people gathered in tourist spots; “LOUIS VUITTON FOREST” (2011) and “LAND SPACE” (2013), a series dealing with Earth’s original landscape and space exploration as symbols of civilization, as well as “Le Corbusier” (2017) and “CROSSOVER” (2018).
He has also worked in cinematography, winning the Jury Prize in competition at the Cannes Film Festival for Hirokazu Kore-eda’s “And Then Like Father, Like Son” (2012), the Japan Academy Prize and Best Cinematography Award for “Umimachi diary / Our Little Sister” (2015) and the Best Cinematography Award for “The Third Murder” (2017), which was in competition at the 74th Venice International Film Festival. His vast experience of photography and cinema has given rise to a unique perspective that is sublimated in his works, which are included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York) and the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography (Tokyo), among others.
The exhibition space is open daily from 11am to 8pm.