Toru Komatsu, the Japanese photographer who first came to Taiwan to hold a solo exhibition, exhibited 30 famous photos taken from 2015 to 2017 – “still alive” and “distant coast”.
Komatsu photographed pine trees after the earthquake and tsunami in Tohoku (northeastern) Japan. Whether they are standing or lying on the ground, this brings hope and peace to life.
Welcome to join us the opening and talk with artists at 14:30, Saturday, October 26.
Toru KOMATSU was born in Miyagi, Japan in 1969. Graduated from Tama Art University in 1994. Currently living in Tokyo. He is a Photographer, a member of RED Photo Gallery as well as th Printing Director of TokyoLightoom. His “Still Life” video and photographic works produced since 1992 with the theme. The 2016 Steidl Book Award Japan was selected as the finalists and is currently producing photobook at Steidl in Germany.
Toru KOMATSU: Still Alive
Reception│ Sat. 14:30, 10.26.2019
Art Talk with Toru KOMATSU│ Sat. 15:00, 10.26.2019
Curated by│Edward, I-Chien CHIU (Tokyo University of the Arts, phD)
Location │ 1839 Contemporary Gallery
Open Hours│ Tue.-Sun. 11:00-19:00