‘half awake and half asleep in the water’ by asako narahashi
 
‘half awake and half asleep in the water’ by asako narahashi ‘half awake and half asleep in the water’ by asako narahashi
aug 11, 2008

‘half awake and half asleep in the water’ by asako narahashi

‘mekari’, 2004 (c-print) from the series ‘half awake and half asleep in the water’ © asako narahashi, courtesy yossi milo gallery, new york

‘half awake and half asleep in the water’ by asako narahashi

july 17 – august 22, 2008 yossi milo gallery, new york

‘half awake and half asleep in the water’ is japanese artist asako narahashi’s first solo show in the united states. based in tokyo, narahashi is an established artist who first began experimenting with photography in the mid-eighties. she will show her series of colour c-prints that were all taken in coastal locations in japan. the photographs are created by using a waterproof film camera which the artist submerges halfway in the water to fill the frame with water below and the shoreline above.

from this vantage point, waves washing against the lens of the camera create unexpected
relationships between water, land and sky. with the water in the extreme foreground, the ocean
dominates the view and distorts the customary perspectives of bridges, airplanes, buildings and
mountains.’

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‘yunohama’, 2004 (c-print) from the series ‘half awake and half asleep in the water’ © asako narahashi, courtesy yossi milo gallery, new york

kawaguchiko’, 2003 (c-print) from the series ‘half awake and half asleep in the water’ © asako narahashi, courtesy yossi milo gallery, new york

‘namamugi’, 2003 (c-print) from the series ‘half awake and half asleep in the water’ © asako narahashi, courtesy yossi milo gallery, new york

‘jonanjima’, 2002 (c-print) from the series ‘half awake and half asleep in the water’ © asako narahashi, courtesy yossi milo gallery, new york

‘iwasehama’, 2004 (c-print) from the series ‘half awake and half asleep in the water’ © asako narahashi, courtesy yossi milo gallery, new york

  • good. half zen, half drama. every surfer, windsurfer, kitesurfer often sees the world from the same point.

    surfer says:

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