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04.08.2010

 

Breathtaking! Underwater images by Japanese photographer Tomohide Ikeya at Galerie Micheko, Munich

The young Micheko Gallery, Munich presents ‘Breath’ a truly breathtaking series by Japanese photo artist Tomohide Ikeya. The photos are based on water as a life-giving element. However, without being able to breathe, we can see what little control we actually have over the essential things in life. Tomohide Ikeya visualises this essential power of water in his images in an aesthetic way, all be it with a slightly morbid touch.

Tomohide Ikeya has received several awards for his work. Exhibitions of Ikeya’s photographs are currently running in Japan and the USA. A successful fashion and advertising photographer, Ikeya loves nothing more than incorporating his love of the sea and diving in his personal photo projects. The results recall Butoh, the contemporary Japanese dance style, which was developed in the aftermath of WWII.

Gallerists Keiko Tanaka and Michele Vitucci have personally compared an initial viewing of Ikeya’s works with the enormous strength and dignity people can develop in life-threatening situations. “We may all soon be going under because of global warming, but we will do so with beauty and elegance.”

The exhibition is on display until 25 September 2010.


MICHEKO GALERIE
Theresienstr. 18
80333 Munich

www.micheko.com

Micheko Galerie : Tomohide Ikeya - Breath

Micheko Galerie : Tomohide Ikeya - Breath

Micheko Galerie : Tomohide Ikeya - Breath

Micheko Galerie : Tomohide Ikeya - Breath

Micheko Galerie : Tomohide Ikeya - Breath

Micheko Galerie : Tomohide Ikeya - Breath

Micheko Galerie : Tomohide Ikeya - Breath

Micheko Galerie : Tomohide Ikeya - Breath

Micheko Galerie : Tomohide Ikeya - Breath

Micheko Galerie : Tomohide Ikeya - Breath

Micheko Galerie : Tomohide Ikeya - Breath

Micheko Galerie : Tomohide Ikeya - Breath

Micheko Galerie : Tomohide Ikeya - Breath

Micheko Galerie : Tomohide Ikeya - Breath

Micheko Galerie : Tomohide Ikeya - Breath

Micheko Galerie : Tomohide Ikeya - Breath