Akio Nagasawa Gallery Aoyama is pleased to announce the opening of Takamoto Yamauchi’s exhibition Vortex.

Takamoto Yamauchi was born in 1972 in Osaka. He studied photography in Chicago, USA, and is presently based in Tokyo, where he vigorously engages in creative work in addition to his main profession as a medical doctor. Featured in this exhibition are a number of black and white photographs that strongly echo the deeper layers of the human psyche – one of the most prominent characteristics of Yamauchi’s photographic work at large. All items on display are new and previously unseen.

In connection with the exhibition, Yamauchi’s newest photo book Vortex will be published by Case Publishing. Comprising shots selected from a total of 30,000 photographs made in the past, the book can be understood as a definitive introduction to Yamauchi’s recent work. It will be available in a limited edition at the exhibition venue and from the online shop. We are looking forward to your visit.

Fragmentary images appearing one after another on the boundary between reality and non-reality. Swallowed up in their vortex, I am no longer able to escape from it.

(from the artist’s statement)