To counter the apparent ‘yang’ energy of their previous exhibitions, Serindia’s final presentation of the year focuses on the ‘yin’ force in Japanese photographer Kenro Izu technically adept still life platinum prints. Based in the U.S., the 63-year-old fine art photographer sets his viewfinder upon classic subject matter such as botanic detailing, as well as the female nude.
Having honed his craft as a commercial lens man specializing in jewelry branding, Izu has developed an acute awareness towards light and texture, clearly evident in the atmospheric shadowing and delicate skins of his largely organic compositions. Whether decomposing flora or the undulating sensuous contours of human flesh, Izu poetically pulls viewers beyond surface and detail to enter a mystical realm that is reflective of previous subjects. Using archaic techniques, Izu’s platinum-palladium prints achieve a rare quality that imbues each photograph with ephemerality.
For the past three decades, Izu has lugged a cumbersome large format camera on his far-flung travels to capture sacred and neglected landscapes, often in countries besieged by political instability. Traversing religions, his interest in spiritualism has taken him to well known ancient sites in Angkor, Giza and Easter Island, as well as lesser know places in Syria, Jordan, Burma and Indonesia. His stunning timeless photographs transcend religious indoctrination to evoke the essence of faith and worship.
Untill Dec 16
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