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Hideo Anze Solo Exhibition

“Forms of Invisible Existence”


18:00-20:00 Sat, February 20th



3-9-11 Minami Azabu, Minato-ku,

Tokyo 106-0047 JAPAN



February 20th (Saturday) - March 19th (Saturday)

12:00-19:00  |  closed Sunday, Monday, National Holidays

Mona Lisa (concept image)

Mona Lisa (concept image)

2016 | Acrylic on Canvas | 77 × 53 cm © Hideo Anze, courtesy KANA KAWANISHI GALLERY

KANA KAWANISHI GALLERY is pleased to announce Hideo Anze’s solo exhibition Forms of Invisible Existence from Saturday, February 20th. After two years since his last solo exhibition, this show will combine three different series of the artist including two new series titled RGB, Invisible Existence, and some new works from his Stripe (50Hz) series.


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RGB is a brand new body of work by the artist exemplifying photography of our time in his own unique point of view, inspired from the fact that William Henry Fox Talbot, the pioneer of photographic calotype, called his own-invented technique “photogenic drawing” instead of the word “photograph.”



Another series unveiled for its first time on this occasion would be Invisible Existence series, which becomes Anze’s very first sculpture work. Themed on keywords such as “time” and “memory” which the artist had been focusing on in his previous photographic works, the series will feature objects such as secondhand Hard Disk Drives found with their memories already deleted.

Invisible Existence (footage image)

Invisible Existence (footage image)

2016, mixed media © Hideo Anze, courtesy KANA KAWANISHI GALLERY

Also exhibited would be new works from Stripe (50Hz) series, specially selected by the artist for this exhibition  amongst several hundred  images the series currently consists of. Starting from April 2014, the series still is updated day to day, collecting images of vertical stripe patterns created by the flicker phenomenon which occurs when the iPhone camera captures fluorescent light made under electricity frequency of 50Hz.  

Stripe(50Hz) 2015:11:10 18:52:46

Stripe(50Hz) 2015:11:10 18:52:46

2016 | Digital C Print (Frontier Print) | 297×210mm © Hideo Anze, courtesy KANA KAWANISHI GALLERY

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Anze has repeatedly suggested that the act of “taking photographs” no longer comfortably fits within the existing format of visual arts throughout his various photographic series. This exhibition, combining a diversity of three different series including two brand new, undoubtedly is a remarkable opportunity to experience the artist’s expression in full scale.

■Hideo Anze profile

Born in Tokyo. Currently lives and works in Yokohama.

Solo exhibitions include Framing, EXIF, Artificial Layers (DMO ARTS, Osaka). Showing works two years consecutively at Unseen Photo Fair (Amsterdam), his works have been highly acclaimed by curators and medias within the United States and Europe. RED 2014 365, the artist’s very first monograph will be published from TRADEMARK PUBLISHING (Germany, Frankfurt) in mid February, 2016. Commemorating solo exhibition also is scheduled from February 13th (Saturday) at SUNDAY Gallery, Tokyo.



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