Yuki Tawada

Japan, Tokyo G/P gallery

Yuki Tawada (JP, 1978) is interested in the healing mechanism of the human mind. She employs unique techniques such as shaving off or burning the surfaces of her own photographs, methods she has developed during her research in art therapy and folk religion. The resulting works transcend the boundaries of photography, painting, or sculpture. By accentuating its physicality, they restore the power and aura of photography, which was lost once it became an object of mass consumption.