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#56 counterpoint |Yoko Ikeda 👁


1320-02 saga city, saga prefecture, japan, 2015 Chromogenic print 20 x 24 inch (paper size) Edition 1 of 10 ©Yoko Ikeda, Courtesy of Ibasho Gallery
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IBASHO is proud to present the second solo exhibition at the gallery of Japanese photographer Yoko Ikeda. The exhibition coincides with the launch of his new book "Counterpoint", which is a co-production of IBASHO & the(M) éditions. Like the book, the exhibition will be a showcase of Ikeda's work

Ikeda was born in Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture. She works and lives in Tokyo. She studied at the research department of Tokyo College of Photography. In 2013 she received the Philadelphia Museum of Art Purchase Award and in 2016 she received the prestigious Higashikawa New Photographer Award. In 2018, Ikeda received the Alpa prize for his work presented at Photo Basel. Ikeda's work has been widely exhibited in Europe, the United States and Japan. In 2015, the year Mons was European Capital of Culture, her work was part of Regards de femmes at the Maison Folie.

Inexpensive transparent plastic parasols placed on the gray concrete; rather simple and mundane objects in one of Yoko Ikeda's photographs. The image that Ikeda has made of this scene is nevertheless poetic, fragile, almost ephemeral. She has the extraordinary ability to see the beauty of seemingly meaningless objects and elevate them to beautiful, treasured subjects in her photographs. His images show respect for every little element that makes up our big world. Ikeda plays with the shadows, colors, lines and textures she encounters while moving and observing everyday life.

By means of his camera, Ikeda created his own way of seeing and showing an outside world that one could not normally see. In Ikeda's compositions there is often no point of reference. The space is flattened and abstract, the place is ambiguous. She experiments with unusual viewpoints and focuses. Ikeda researches contrasts of form and light and uses unexpected framing.

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Dates  3 December 2022 - 22 January 2023
Exhibition title #56 counterpoint - yoko ikeda
Location  Ibasho Gallery

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