A choice of work by Japanese artist Keita Morimoto (beforehand featured here). Born in Osaka and at present based mostly in Tokyo, Morimoto moved to Canada after graduating from highschool. He lived in Toronto for 16 years earlier than returning to Japan in 2022. Morimoto’s creative method is very empathetic as he typically locations himself within the sneakers of his topics, portray from their perspective quite than asserting himself or his personal viewpoint.
His newest solo exhibition builds on beforehand explored themes such because the challenges of latest city life and the specialness of the abnormal or on a regular basis. Based mostly on his personal images, Morimoto’s work don’t depict fictional worlds imagined by the artist. They symbolize particular moments within the lives of his topics whereby they’re able to assert their individuality with out being constrained by the roles society has assigned them. See extra photos from “A Little Nearer” under or on show at Kotaro Nukaga, Roppongi till September 16.