Chino Otsuka : Imagine Finding Me
Chino Otsuka uses photography and video to explore the fluid relationship between the memory, time and photography. At age 10 she moved from Japan to the United Kingdom to attend school. Her experience of becoming familiar with a new place, a different language and new customs while she was developing her adolescent identity has profoundly shaped her work in photography, video and writing. Her series Imagine Finding Me consists of double self-portraits, with images of her present self beside her past self in various places she has visited. As Otsuka says: “The digital process becomes a tool, almost like a time machine, as I’m embarking on the journey to where I once belonged and at the same time becoming a tourist in my own history.” - via AGO
The Court of the Tartar Khan
Italy (c. 1390s)
Painted Vellum (full page), 171 x 108 mm.
British Library, Department of Manuscripts.
The Image of the Black in Western Art Research Project and Photo Archive, W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research, Harvard University
Eddy “Chief” Clearwater
A portrait of the blues musician Eddy “Chief” Clearwater for the New Yorker magazine came out last week. Had a lot of fun with the lighting. Big thanks to AD Jordan!!
Portrait of a Negress
1800 Oil on canvas, 81 x 65 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris
José (Josep) Tapiró y Baró
Spain (c. 1896)
Water color on paper, 488 x 676 mm.
Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya
Twenty five year old Jun Kumaori’s paintings depict every day life with a sprinkle of fantasy escapism and nostalgia tinged sweetness which allows a great reflection of society’s current mindset while scanning over the work: