Naruki Oshima

France, Paris NextLevel Galerie

Naruki Oshima was born in 1963 and lives and works in Kyoto, Japan.

He studied at Kyoto Saga Art College, Kyoto City University of Arts and Thomas Ruff's class at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. His work is critically acclaimed and has been exhibited worldwide including Paris Photo 2008, Venice biennale 2004, the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam 2003 and many others.

His dynamic yet delicate approaches in photography depict "haptic experiences through visual expressions." In his latest haptic green series, recently published by Kehrer Verlag, one artwork consists of over 200 high-resolution images methodically stitched together. As though scanning the scene from top left to bottom right from different perspectives, the final artwork, where multiple focuses blend into one, creates a view of nature that human vision could never experience.

His 'Reflections' series is a continuous body of work extended from 2006, 2009 and now 2014. The previous works (2006, 2009) were taken on a large format 4×5 film camera in one shot, purely capturing exterior images of glass facade buildings with its natural layers embedded on top of each other. In 2014, Oshima has brought the multi-focused method used in 'haptic green' to a new challenge, to capture glass facades, introducing the viewers to a completely new visual experience.