Japanese photographer Yuriko Takagi has always divided her career between series for famous fashion designers (in September 2012, Yuriko 80 photos were published in the book Miyake Pleats Pleased'Issey Miyake) and personal projects (Confused Gravitation, Nus Intimes, etc).
Her photos belong to prestigious collections such as the National Modern Art Museum Tokyo or the Shanghai Museum, but the artist had not been exhibited in France since 1988.
We were honored to present, in 2012 and 2013, her series The Birth of Gravity, created over fifteen years. Yuriko Takagi has traveled the world in search of places where nature reveals its splendor to the most adventurous ones. In Namibia, Indonesia, Argentina, Japan, China and elsewhere, she established a relationship of trust with the local population, to the point of convincing them to pose naked, so she could capture the moments of grace born from a dialogue between nature and the body.
In November 2014, we held an exhibition of her work: Sei, an immersion into flower intimacy. A book of the series is available at Editions Xavier Barral.
- Hara Museum of Contemporary Art (Tokyo, Japan)
- Goto Museum of Art (Matsudo-City, Japan)
- Meguro Museum of Art (Tokyo, Japan)
- National Museum of Modern Art (Tokyo, Japan)
- Kobe Fashion Museum (Kobe, Japan)
- Yokohama Museum of Art (Yokohama, Japan)
- Shangai Museum (Shangai, China)
- Public collection, Opera city (Tokyo, Japan)
«Nus intime» - Yobisha (Tokyo, Japan)
«Confused Gravitation» - Bijutsushuppansha (Tokyo, Japan)
«In and Out of Mode» - GAP Japan (Tokyo, Japan)
«Skin. Yuriko Takagi X Kozue Hibino», Fusosha (Tokyo, Japan)