Tomoaki Hata

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Artwork
From the series " New Landscape" ( 2004-2008)
From the series " New Landscape" ( 2004-2008)
From the series " New Landscape" ( 2004-2008)
From the series " New Landscape" ( 2004-2008)
From the series " New Landscape" ( 2004-2008)
Tomoaki
Hata
Artist's Statement

Without leaning on the existing exotism, attempting to acquire the new view point; What I attempted with this series of photography is to draw new meaning and emotion from landscape, by putting segmented line in different place where general landscape photography put line for segmentation. This process is the same process as poets attempt to search the new sounds and meanings, displacing the separation line from /land/scape to /la/nds/cap/e. After those attempt of segmentation, no “ landscape” exist there- new landscape arouse.

Bio/Resume

With more than 10 years of education in law, sociology, media studies,cultural studies and art criticism in Japan, Tomoaki started his career as a photographer in 1996 at Japan's ground breaking HIV/AIDS benefit dance parties and with candid still photography of Japan's gay porn industry.Many of Tomoaki's photographic works were exhibited in "AKIMAHEN" and "EIJYANAIKA," the biggest exhibition of Japanese young artists in France. All of photography Tomoaki presented at these two exhibitions have been purchased by Collection Lambert. Since then Tomoaki has been working as a photographic artist. In 2010 his photographic documentation of underground drag queen scene in Japan in early 2000’s was published from powerHouse Books and Akaaka Art Publishing.