SELECTED ARTISTS

Katsumi Omori

“ GOOD TRIPS, BAD TRIPS ”

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1994Excellence Award

ARTIST STATEMENT

GOOD TRIPS, BAD TRIPS

QUERIDOS AMIGOS ROYAL DE LUXE GRACIAS SIEMPRE PATCHANKA POR TODO EL MUNDO!
I’d like to thank all my friends who were cheering for me from Japan, France, and the various countries of Central and South America. Thank you. There are wonderful people in this world, and I sense that there are still many interesting experiences, endearing scenery, and beautiful lights to be found. I intend to keep on the move with my camera, to keep changing, and to keep playing around. HASTA LUEGO.

Selecting judge: Kotaro Iizawa

As a Record of a Traveling Entertainer, he has created an impeccably rich group of images. As a photo collection, I can sense his strength in the photograph layouts. Not just rough, there’s also a very careful, vulnerable vision to it. The photos of people are nice, but how he subtly inserted photos of scenery and indoors that give off a feeling of expressiveness is excellent. There are actually not too many photographers capable of capturing the body heat of humans in their photos. He has a lot of potential.

Selecting judge: Robert Frank

Regardless of what country he shot the photos, I feel a power, kind of like an explosion. It’s a very good piece of work. I can tell he’s creating it with a free spirit. I could practically hear the sounds and rhythms. It’s almost like watching a movie. The presentation, with the contacts pasted on directly, and the first page with the currency and air tickets pasted, condensing the year of travel, is great. I can sense how it felt to travel. Also, I liked how you could sense the presence of the creator in the inserted photos of the rooms he stayed in.

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PROFILE

Katsumi Omori

1963 Born in Hyogo, Lives and works in Chiba, Japan
1994 Won an Excellence Award at the 9th New Cosmos of Photography (selected by Robert Frank, Kotaro Iizawa)
Selected Solo Exhibition
1993 “Buscando America”, Studio Ebis Photo gallery, Tokyo
1997 “Very Special Love”, PARCO Gallery, Tokyo
1998 “salsa gumtape”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
2005 “encounter”, GALLERY TRAX, Yamanashi
2006 “Aisatsu”, GALLERY TRAX, Yamanashi
2007 “Aisatsu”, Lotus Root Gallery, Tokyo
2010 “Los Angeles/los ˈaŋxeles”, GALLERY TRAX, Yamanashi
2011 “Cherryblossoms”, Galerie Wouter van Leeuwen, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
“Everything happens for the first time”, 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning, London, UK
“Everything happens for the first time”, POLA Museum Annex, Tokyo
2012 “Everything happens for the first time”, The Last Waltz, Koriyama-City, Fukushima
“Everything happens for the first time”, Cafe Savai, Aizuwakamatsu-City, Fukushima
“Everything happens for the first time”, Nomaoidori Meijyokan, Minamisoma-City, Fukushima
(an associate exhibition with self-portraits from Fukushima Prefectural Haramachi High
(School students in elective art class 2011)
“Everything happens for the first time”, Ito Camera Store, Miharu-machi, Tamura-District, Fukushima
“Everything happens for the first time”, Citizen’s Gallery, Niitsu Art Museum, Niitsu-City, Niigata
2013 “Everything happens for the first time”, Town Mall RESPO,
Onahama Hon-Cho Street Art Festival, Iwaki-City, Fukushima
2014 “sounds and things”, MEM, Tokyo
2015 “#soundsandthings”, GALLERY TRAX, Yamanashi
“when the memory leaves you – sounds and things vol.2”, MEM, Tokyo
Selected Group Exhibition
2012 “The Noorderlicht Photofestival 2012”, Heerenveen, The Netherlands
2013 “Japanese Contemporary Photography Vol.12: every stoller can change the world”,
“Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography
2013-14 “Now Japan”, Kunsthal KAdE Amersfoort, Amersfoort, The Netherlands13-14
2015 “Breda Photo Partner Projects”, Vincent van Gogh Huis garden, Zundert, Netherlands
2016 ” Gardens of the World “, Museum Rietberg, Zurich, Switerland
Awards
1994 Excellence Award (Jury: Kotaro Iizawa and Robert Frank), 9th New Cosmos of Photography
Selected Publications
1997 “Very Special Love”, Little More
1998 “salsa gumtape”, Little More
2001 “2760017”, PIE Books
2005 “encounter”, MATCH and Company
2006 “Sanayora”, Aiikusha
2007 “Cherryblossoms”, Little More
2009 “STARS AND STRIPES”, MATCH and Company
“incarnation”, MATCH and Company
2010 “Bonjour!”, MATCH and Company
2011 “Subete wa hajimete okoru”, MATCH and Company

Public Collection
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography
amana photo collection

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1994Excellence Award

Katsumi Omori

GOOD TRIPS, BAD TRIPS

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