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Maiko Haruki

Date: 2015-01-16 Category:

Born in 1974, Ibaraki, Japan. Maiko Haruki is a promising artist who experiments with films to achieve new expressions in photography. Her work tells us that there is more to see than what our eyes can see or any cameras can capture. She erases the characteristics of the landscape or motifs to puzzle people’s mind and leads us to think outside the box. By intentionally creating under or over exposed images, which makes the photographs almost all black or white or moving around the negatives in the darkroom to print the blanks between the negatives, she uses any elements in her work. The lack or exaggeration of light and shadows deconstructs our perception of objects. The artist leaves the viewer in a state of contemplation; we are now creating our own new views of the world.

Education
1993-97 Tamagawa University (BA), Japan
1995-96 Goldsmiths College, University of London (Exchange Program), UK
Awards
2008 Jury's prize Jury: Toyo Ito (architect) ROPPONGI CROSSING2007: FUTURE BEATS IN JAPANESE CONTEMPORARY ART, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, JP

Gallery
TARO NASU

CollectionTokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan
Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Dazaifu Tenmangu, Fukuoka, Japan
Takamatsu City Museum of Art, Kagawa, Japan
Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Modena, Modena
amana photo collection, Tokyo, Japan

Exhibition Images

Exhibition view of "Boundaries of Photograph" 2014 © Maiko Haruki Courtesy of Yokohama Civic Art Gallery Azamino, TARO NASU Photo by Ken KATO

Exhibition view of “Boundaries of Photograph” 2014 © Maiko Haruki Courtesy of Yokohama Civic Art Gallery Azamino, TARO NASU Photo by Ken KATO

Exhibition view of Maiko Haruki "possibility in portraiture" 2010 © Maiko Haruki Courtesy of TARO NASU Photo by Keizo KIOKU

Exhibition view of Maiko Haruki “possibility in portraiture” 2010 © Maiko Haruki Courtesy of TARO NASU Photo by Keizo KIOKU

Exhibition view of Maiko Haruki "possibility in portraiture" 2010 © Maiko Haruki Courtesy of TARO NASU Photo by Keizo KIOKU

Exhibition view of Maiko Haruki “possibility in portraiture” 2010 © Maiko Haruki Courtesy of TARO NASU Photo by Keizo KIOKU

Exhibition view of Maiko Haruki "possibility in portraiture" 2010 © Maiko Haruki Courtesy of TARO NASU Photo by Keizo KIOKU

Exhibition view of Maiko Haruki “possibility in portraiture” 2010 © Maiko Haruki Courtesy of TARO NASU Photo by Keizo KIOKU