|Nobuo Yamanaka "Tokyo in Pinhole"|
Nobuo Yamanaka died in New York in 1982.
The photographs exhibited at IPP #0 Landscape are in the care of a private gallery and very rarely on display.
A Perspective on Nobuo Yamanaka
by Keita Hayashi (visual artist)
|Nobuo Yamanaka "Tkyo in Pinhole"|
Nobuo Yamanaka's maiden work, 'Projecting the image of the rivers onto the river' is well-known. The simple act of projecting the image of something onto that very something is in fact a relentless inquisition into what the image of a thing is at all. Yamanaka's pinhole photography is no different: the landscape captured though the pinhole camera has no focus or meaning, but there the world appears overturned not only from top to bottom, but also from left to right, from fore to rear, and from front to back. Without doubt, this could be called the 'inverse perspective of landscape'.
Nobuo Yamanaka: abridged resumé
– Debuted in 1971 with ‘Projecting the images of the rivers onto the river’
– Exhibited at (among others):
- Nirenoki Gallery, Tokyo (Nobuo YAMANAKA – 9 pin holes –)
- The 11th International Printing Biennale, Tokyo
- The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
- The 15th Sao Paulo Biennale, Brazil
- ‘Photograph in contemporary art’
– Died in New York in 1982