Statement

Searching for the answer... 

In my work I aim to express and share the feeling of loneliness arising from indifference in daily life with others on my photographs.   
 
The city where I was born is seething with people and cars and we are physically very close.  
Prominent streetscape, becoming full with nicely dressed people on the street, spending our life around artificial environment makes us forget the seasons, shrilling noise in town.  
 
Lots of "things" and "time" are consumed in busy days. 
Losing our heart in concerns of dizzying pace of change.  
 
Busy days makes us tend to are completely indifferent to small changes or existence.  
A hole in our heart is caused by each other’s indifference. 
 
Indifference to small changes and existence or a hole in our heart provides me motivation to reconfirm the relationship between myself and others in daily life by expressing and sharing my emotions and the beauty of loneliness with my photographs.
 
I would like to feel small emotional swings, existence and passing time around me.  
 

Atsushi TAKAMATSU

 

私が作品を撮影する目的は日常生活での他者との間の無関心から生じる孤独感を写真の中に表現し共有することにある。
 
私が生まれ日常を過ごしている都会は人々や車がせわしなく行き交っている。
煌びやかな街並み、美しく着飾った人々、季節を忘れさせる快適な環境、無遠慮な程の街のノイズ
 
毎日のように大量の”もの”や”時間”が消費されていく慌ただしい日々。
目まぐるしい変化に心を奪われる。
しかし、多くの場合目の前に有る取り留めのない情景に無関心である。
他者の僅かな心の揺らぎ、存在、通り過ぎてゆく時間。
 
その無関心故に心に生まれる空白や孤独感。
その孤独感が私に自分の心を表現したい動機を呼び起こす。
 
”私の感情”そして”孤独の美しさ”を写真で表現し共有することで、何気ない日常の中の自身と他者との関係性を再確認したい。

Breathing of the city

街の中で

Time passing endlessly
Feelings changing day by day
Questions being asked over and over
Living in the city...
 
I would like to express my feelings in usual life on the photo works.
I would like to listen the breathing of the city.
I would like to ......
 
Sometime I take pictures with a crow's nest view of cityscape.
Sometime I take pictures from eye-level among urban clutter.
時は永遠に流れ続ける
日々移ろう心
繰り返される問い
ただ生きてゆく、街の中で・・・。

Works

街の中で感じている事柄を一枚、一枚表現しています。私の写真の中に”何か”を感じて頂ければ幸いです。
風、音、におい、波や光。無機質で冷たいコンクリートとアスファルトに囲まれた日常の中で時に俯瞰的に、時に雑踏の中で撮影し続けます。

wakuraba
病葉

The beauty of differences
The sorrow for differences
The presence with differences

atomospher
大気

We can feel the sign of atmosphere's presence in urban center.

meomorabilia of time
時の記憶

Looking at a single flower that stands immobile with no sound.
What kind of moment is passing?

city landscape
街の中で

You can listen to breathing of the city.

light
明かり

Light illuminates my eyes

 
 

 

 
 

Profile

Atsushi Takamatsu

1985 – present : freelance photographer
  Group Exhibitions 
 2004
April : A-21 International Art Exhibition at CASO in Osaka, JAPAN 
Nov. : A-21 International Art Exhibition at Pozunan municipal Arsenal Gallery in POLAND 
 2005
June : Japan Taiwan art exhibition at CKS Memorial Hall in Taiwan
 2006
April : A-21 International Art Exhibition at CASO in Osaka, JAPAN 
June : Puzzle Project 2006 OSAKA 
2008 
Sep : Puzzle Project 2008 Osaka Artist Space CERO 
Oct. : Puzzle Project 2008 London The Wall - The Gallery at Willesden Green
 2017
Aug.-Nov. : online exhibition "Botanicals" @ Don't Take Pictures 
  Solo and collaboration exhibition
 1992
"To Exist", On Gallery, Osaka, JAPAN (INABA Takashi+TAKAMATSU Atsushi) 
"SUBSTANCe-", Shugado Gallery, Osaka, JAPAN (INABA Takashi+TAKAMATSU Atsushi) 
 1993
"be", Akiyama Gallery, Tokyo, JAPAN (INABA Takashi+TAKAMATSU Atsushi) 
 2004
Feb. : Atsu exhibition @ U.A.P.S. Osaka, JAPAN 
 2011
Feb. : "atmosphere" Atsushi Takamatsu photo exhibition @ Galeria CERO 
June : Atsushi Takamatsu photo exhibition @ cafe petibon 
 2013
Feb. : "memorabilia of time" Atsushi TAKAMATSU photo exhibition @ Space CERO

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