GALLERY

Riichiro Goto

“ FUHEN TEKI SEKAI KAN ”

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2020Excellence Award

ARTIST STATEMENT

FUHEN TEKI SEKAI KAN

Stopping one step sort of interesting
Loitering in the space between the mind and the body
Being drawn into that thing
The shame of never trying to see something legitimately before
The sensation that our souls have become meager
The unbearable loveliness of everything in this world

Doubt the universal of the past,
seek the universal of the future,
and love the universal before your eyes.

A sensation that lives everywhere.
A sensation that exists everywhere.
A sensation that relates everywhere.

A universal sense of existence
A universal sense of nature
A universal sense of connection

These are the universal outcomes of the repeated process of discovery, collection, and contemplation.

Entries form: Book (A4) with 447 photos

Selecting judge: Takashi Yasumura

This strong work resonates with accidental encounters. Rather than focusing on peaks — what would be called events, the work provides hints of these peaks starting with what was photographed. It is a massive, yet carefully considered collection of pre-event situations. Placing all 447 pictures horizontally and framing them without any gaps deftly directs the viewer’s gaze toward a slowly building peak. The digital camera is said to have had a profound influence on photo works because of its nimbleness of not selecting the light source or brightness and its consistency from shot to shot. This underscores the admirable concentration of this photographer, who has strung together so many high-quality photos. The work’s suggestion of a complex world in the background is what makes this arduous simplification so enthralling.

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PROFILE

Riichiro Goto

1991Born in Saito, Miyazaki Prefecture
2009Received a Special Commendation at the 61st Miyanichi Sogo Bijutsu-ten
2011Received a Special Commendation at the 63rd Miyanichi Sogo Bijutsu-ten
2013Received a Special Commendation at the 65th Miyanichi Sogo Bijutsu-ten (not submitted to the jury)
2014Graduated from the Department of Imaging Arts and Sciences, College of Art and Design, Musashino Art University
2016 Completed a degree course at the Graduate School of Art and Design, Musashino Art University
Currently employed at a TV program production firm
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2020Excellence Award

Riichiro Goto

FUHEN TEKI SEKAI KAN

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