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TOKYO +81 090 1254 7930

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selected works are available for purchases at:

 

Artligue Gallery

ArtLigue - 9 rue des Arquebusiers - 75003 Paris

artligue.fr

 

all portfolios available upon request

bio:

Yasuyuki Takagi was born in Tokyo, Japan. He studied Media Arts at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn,New York and lives and works in Tokyo, Japan. He assisted many leading photographers both art and commercial. Among his mentors include Koto Bolofo, Elliott Erwitt and Stefan Ruiz.

 

His personal work has been exhibited at the Capsule Gallery, Corridor Gallery, Lorimoto Gallery in New York and Artligue Gallery in Paris.

 

His first book " Petite Foret Profonde" was published December 2013 by funny bones editions in Paris. His second book " UEKI" will be out in Autumn 2015 by IKI editions Leers France.

 

In 2014 he was invited to collaborate with an award winning IT firm ARAT in Tokyo. By viewing a photograph through a technological device such as a smart phone or tablet, the photograph can become animated. This blurs the boundaries of still and motion imaging. This collaboration and his artistic direction had been shown worldwide in Tent London, Tokyo Design week, Maison & Objet Paris, PAD ART FAIR Paris, ISETAN and IMA Gallery in Tokyo.

awards / exhibitions include:

 

-hyeres 2012 27th festival international de mode et de photographie villa noailles

short-listed selection photographie exhibition garden & forest

27th International Hyeres Festival of Photography 2012 Finalist

 

-Guest speaker at Parsons school of Arts in Paris France 2013

 

-artligue gallery / paris france

solo exhibition ARANO sept18~Oct9th 2013

 

-lorimoto gallery NYC Sept28th~Oct27th 2013

group exhibition frontline

The wave of gentrification starts quietly and moves constantly, affecting people, landscape and everything else that compose a neighborhood. Good and bad, it

is inevitable and nostalgia lingers with a melancholic after taste for the passing of time. Artists have always been pioneers and the driving force in exploring new neighborhoods. The Bushwick / Ridgewood border is currently the very front lines of the Artist Migration.

Brooklyn lot recordings documents the changing

scenery of various Brooklyn neighborhoods for

over 10 years. His focus was photographing empty lots in the community. These lots do not exist anymore. Most have been transformed into residential dwellings for the ever-inflating population.

 

-CCNY The Camera Club of New York 2014 juried competition Finalist.

Juror: Charlotte Cotton

 

-Kyotographie International Photography Festival 2014

Exhibition curator: Eric Pillaut

"Nature in Tokyo" April 19th~May 11th

group exhibition by M Le magazine du Monde

Yuhisai Kodo-kan

524-1 Mototsuchimikado-cho,

Kamigyo-ku Kyoto City,

Kyoto Japan

 

-Tokyo Designers Week London / Tokyo / Milano 2014/2015 - Tokyo Imagine

amana x apart exhibition

Presents Japanese creativity and technology in interactive design & art, motion graphics, design technology, product and graphic design under the theme of “Tokyo Imagine” to express contemporary Tokyo.

 

-maison & objet paris 2015

"nature made" curated by francois Bernard

The Retroscope project: The retroscope project is a visual experience that brings the past, present,

and future into a new form. It is inspired by the classic View Master and silent films. The project is that by looking at the photograph through a digital

device such as a smart phone or tablet can animate the still image. This blurs the boundaries beteween still and motion imaging and creates new ways of exhibition possibilities and visual dialogue

 

 

 

-IMA gallery Tokyo Japan

group exhibition: "another room"

july 19~August 12 2015

 

-exhibition: UEKI at 21_21 design sight feb 26~June 5 2016

ZAKKA goods and things

There are a great many things in our everyday lives that fall under the term zaikai, which is generally rendered in English as “sundries” or “miscellaneous goods.” While all these zakka are quite familiar to Japanese and readily available, the definition is elusive: it is hard to put your finger on what makes something zaikai. If we were to settle on a rough, flexible definition of zakka, it would probably be something like “things that accompany our everyday lifestyle spaces and provide a subtle element of decoration. ”Through acts and experiences of searching for, selecting, buying, using, decorating, mixing and matching zakka, we rediscover the inherent allure of these miscellaneous things, and they in turn bring joy to our lives. Zakka have now become essential components of modern living spaces. This upcoming exhibition will take a broad look at the sensibilities behind zakka and the environments they occupy, viewing them as constituting a unique culture of their own,

and drawing attention to the appeal of their design and appearance.

 

-MUJI BOOKS presents talk event:

yasuyuki takagi x valerie douniaux

 

-exclusive premiere: NOWNESS July 2016

Portrait of a Place: Arakicho

The fight for survival in one of Tokyo’s vanishing geisha districts

 

-film “shuawa-junmai daiginjo sparkling sake” for

yamatogawa sake bewerey won the cerficate for

creative excellence award at the

US International Film & Video Festival in 2016.

commissions include:

Aera Style Magazine

Apartmento (Spain)

Art Review (UK)

Beyond by LEXUS

Bulthaup (germany)

bulletin

Brutus

Casa Brutus

Colors Magazine (Italy)

Coyote

Dazed and Confused

Dia Standard

ELLE DECOR

Esquire

Figaro Japon

Fader

GQ

Huge

Harpers Bazzar

Intersection (UK)

Jalouse (France)

Japan Airlines

JCB

LE MONDE M Magazine (France)

Mammoth

Mass Appeal

Microsoft

MINI LIFE

Monocle (UK)

Neo Tropicalia when Lives Become Forms Contemporary Brazilian Art : 1960`s to the the present

New York Times T Style Magazine

Number

Numero Tokyo

 

 

Official Voyage

Officine Universelle Buly

Pola

Quotation

The Sunday Telegraph Magazine (UK)

SAFARI

Samsung

Stella Magazine (UK)

SWITCH

Tarzan

Them Magazine

United Arrows

Vogue Hommes International PARIS

WALLPAPER* (UK)

Wired Magazine

publications / press:

NOWNESS

Documenting everything from ancient moss-covered woodlands to the streets of his old Brooklyn neighbourhood, Japanese photographer and Wallpaper*

contributor Yasuyuki Takagi is known for his quiet vernacular style. “Arakicho was formerly a lively hub filled with geisha tea houses” In a new film, the Pratt graduate photographer and filmmaker captures the spirit of the people who occupy the once-bustling neighbourhood of Arakicho, central Tokyo. Formerly a lively hub replete with many geisha tea houses,

the area is now filled with small, specialist restaurants fighting to make a living as change happens all around them.

 

Wired Magazine Vol: 17

“The city of potted plants”

 

exhibition catalogue “MAKE” No.26

maison & objet paris 2015

 

Wired Magazine Vol:15

WxD X reporter “Nature Made” maison & Objet paris 2015

 

Exhibition catalogue

Kyotographie International Photography Festival 2014

 

Petite Foret Profonde

published December 2013 edition 600

Funny Bones Editions

10 rue du Grand Prieure`

75011 Paris France

T.+33 1 44 78 93 86

 

Hyères 2012

exhibition catalogue

27th international festival of fashion and photography

Montée de Noailles -Parc Saint Bernard  83400 Hyères, France

04 98 08 01 98

 

 

club donny #9

strictly unedited journal

of the personal experience of nature

in the urban environment

 

Quarterly Online Fraction Magazine Japan

 

Online photography magazine

La Lettre de la Photographie

 

Monocle 24 radio: interview 2012

 

upon paper

UPON PAPER IS A NEW ON-LINE AND OFF-LINE PROJECT FOR CONTEMPORARY INTERNATIONAL CREATIVE ARTS; SPANNING PHOTOGRAPHY, THE FINE ARTS, DESIGN AND THE APPLIED ARTS FROM ARCHITECTURE TO ANIMATION, CRAFT TO TECHNOLOGY.

 

IMA

LIVING WITH PHOTOGRAPHY summer 2013 Vol. 4

 

La foret sur les flots

M LE MAGAZINE DU MONDE

 

Yasuyuki Takagi Photographs Empty Lots in the Wild

SPOON & TAMAGO japanese art, design and culture

 

Lorimoto Gallery Shows us the Beauty in Bushwick-Ridgewood Breakdown

BUSHWICK DAILY

 

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