Rinko Kawauchi | El ‘tiempo’ es inútil.

Para mí, el espacio y el tiempo no son importantes, quiero mostrar una esencia más poética y abstracta. Añadir demasiada información a la imagen es algo que puede molestar, desviar la atención del mensaje principal. Sencillamente creo que demasiados detalles crean confusión y como resultado se pierde el mensaje que trato de comunicar. El tiempo tampoco es importante. Es como en el universo, donde el concepto ‘tiempo’ es inútil. Me gustaría desnudar ideas subconscientes que tienen valor en cualquier lugar que fotografío.

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Cuando la práctica de la fotografía insiste tantas veces en el gran formato, en la imagen fuerte y en la complejidad técnica, reconforta encontrarse con las obras de Rinko Kawauchi de registro intimista cuyo proyecto se orienta hacia la meditación, la memoria lírica y el amor a las cosas pequeñas y al silencio.

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Rinko Kawauchi es una fotógrafa japonesa (nacida en 1972 en Shiga, vive y trabaja enTokio) cuyo trabajo se caracteriza por un estilo sereno, poético, con la atención puesta en los momentos íntimos de la vida.

Rinko Kawauchi se ha dedicado a la fotografía desde 1997, cuando comenzó a interesarse en ella mientras estudiaba en el Seian College of Art and Design. Trabajó en publicidad durante varios años antes de embarcarse en su carrera de fotógrafa.

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Kawauchi irrumpió en la escena internacional en 2001 con la publicación simultánea de tres libros: Utatane (Siesta), con fragmentos del día a día, Hanabi (Fuegos artificiales), con fiestas populares y Hanako (un estudio íntimo de una joven con ese nombre). En 2002, recibiría el prestigioso Premio 27a Kimura por sus libros, Utatane y Hanabi. Ha conseguido una beca Honorary Fellowship de The Royal Photographic Society in 2012.

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Su obra se centra principalmente en series temáticas dedicadas al carácter íntimo de lo cotidiano. Su obra es profundamente autobiográfica, vinculada a los ritos y tradiciones de su pueblo, y retrata e interpreta su entorno doméstico, su comunidad local y familiar. Su obra nos lleva hacia el amor a las cosas pequeñas y al silencio, nos invita a meditar y a recrear la imagen como poesía visual. Trabaja principalmente con su Rolleiflex de formato 6×6”, aunque también tiene un diario con fotografías realizas con teléfono móvil.

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Otras series/libros son Aila, que parte del nacimiento de varias criaturas como el pollo, el perro, el caballo, la tortuga o el ser humano; The Eyes, The Ear donde vuelve a mostrar momentos cotidianos combinados con palabras susurradas en forma de poesía; Cui Cui documenta momentos de la vida de su familia; Semear, es el resultado de sus viajes a Brasil. (por Luis Martínez Aniesa)

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ENG: In 2001, Japanese photographer Rinko Kawauchi came into prominence following the released of three photography books: Utatane, Hanabi, and Hanako. Her images often depict the small details around us, placed in soft focus and suffused with a pale light that calls attention to both their gentleness and ephemerality. Her exhibit, “The Rain of Blessing,” brings together four series from Kawauchi’s past and present, including her latest work recording the rebuilding of the Izumo Shrine, the periodic circling of winter birds, and Chinese fireworks made by throwing scrap iron at walls. Musing on her photographic process, Kawauchi compares it to grasping an object underwater and bringing it into the sunshine, “seeing for the first time, as it reflects the light—what it really looks like.”

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I love Kawauchi’s work; I think her photography is a perfect example of creating something beautiful from something that in reality is entirely simple. I love the colour palette Kawauchi typically sticks to, some of her images that I’ve seen that haven’t been in light pastel colouring I feel aren’t as effective or affected me as much as the delicate, pale photos.

Another thing I admire about Kawauchi’s work is that it seems so effortless and calm, whereas in a lot of photography you can tell the photographer has to take a lot of pictures just to get one shot. To me it feels like Kawauchi just goes out with her camera, takes pictures of everything she sees and it somehow reflects effortless beauty and stillness.

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Rinko was born on April 6, 42 years ago, an Aries. Such persons are said to be chaotic, in contrasts with the delicate and harmonious images in Rinko’s books. “In addition to her personality, you also set your photos as well?” Asks the report. “Absolutely!” was the answer. As the principal photographer of the country, Rinko produces everyday images that establish relationships between life, death and destruction as a sign of renewal. In 2001, she released three books at once, which became classics. In these works, ephemeral moments and phenomena of nature are covered in a subtle way.

“When I was younger, it was like a wave, a roller coaster of feelings. Now I’m getting a little better, or at least trying. “The Japanese say that practicing yoga and trying to create some momentos through your breathing is a rational process. And therapy? “In Japan, it is very rare. People do not have the habit of talking about their lives. I talk about my feelings with close friends, “he says. “But I read books about psychology and diaries of people I admire. This helps me, I think. “

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The bird in the lobby is trying to compete with the voice of Rinko. The blog piração packs in and asks if it is possible to shoot sounds. “A song can change the perception of a scene. I shoot every day of my life, often just as echoes in my head. Are not photo shoots, but only feelings of a photo?” We begin, then, the play of words…

 

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White? Nirvana. Red? Energy. Blue? Calm. Yellow? My nephew. Green? Comfort. Black? Loneliness. Crystal? Hope. Rainbow? Perfection. Seeks perfection? Sometimes many times. Soundtrack to your work? Tchaikovsky. A filmmaker? Pedro Almodóvar. And to direct a movie about your life? Hirokazu Koreeda. A writer? Banana Yoshimoto. A photographer? May be out of the picture too? Gabriel Orozco, James Turrell, Rei Naito, Leiko Ikemura and Terri Weifenbach. Beach or mountains? Mountain, silence and green. To swim? Pool, always. Coffee or tea? Coffee. Real or imagined world? An imagined reality. Reality because I photograph my world and where I live. Imagined, what is my clipping? Photography? Mirror. Selfie? Just when I was younger. The future? Tarot.

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