Juxtapoz Magazine - Reflecting on Rinko Kawauchi's Luminous Work

Encouraged by Shinto, a Japanese religion devoted to the sacred essence of nature, Rinko Kawauchi considers that no topic is too transient or everyday to be photographed. Because the beginning of her photographic job, Kawauchi’s will work have contained a distinctive aesthetic and temper, capturing personal, poetic, and beautiful times of the earth about her. They frequently have good and radiant light that presents them a desire-like high quality.

Her subjects can be ephemeral but someway, they ascertain the fragility of existence. It is specifically mainly because of this tactic to reality in the smallest facts – most of which generally go unnoticed – that Rinko Kawauchi’s works have frequently been described as visible haikus and a selected ‘Japaneseness’ has been attributed to her oeuvre. On the other hand, as images critic and historian Kōtarō Iizawa factors out, her photography does not essentially drop easily into the class that would be called ‘Japanese style’. Rinko Kawauchi’s photography has long gone past the confines of staying Japanese and arrived at a level wherever it is agent of universal values.

A retrospective of Kawauchi’s function is at this time on see at Christophe Guye Galerie. The retrospective includes performs from 8 distinctive sequence – ‘Utatane’, ‘Hanabi’, ‘the eyes, the ears’, ‘Illuminance’, ‘Ametsuchi’, ‘Halo’ as perfectly as her most current series ‘M/E’ and ‘as it is’ – and characteristics 40 prints from 2001 to 2021.