Daisuke Yokota Matter / Burn Out

Untitled, 2016.

Untitled, 2016.

Untitled, 2016.

Untitled, 2016.

Untitled, 2016.

Untitled, 2016.

Untitled, 2016.

Untitled, 2016.

Untitled, 2016.

Untitled, 2016.

Artist's statement

Daisuke Yokota has presented to the public an immense installation using 100,000 photographic prints coated in wax, which was exhibited in Aichi Triennial held in August 2016.

Yokota’s work ‘Matter’, a work whereby photographs have been printed on rolls of paper. MATTER / BURN OUT is an extension of the work Matter which was exhibited in Xiamen in 2015. Once the exhibition had come to a close, the work was burnt in the, once again, vacant space in the area. This ‘burn out’ process was documented in 4,000 photographs, whereby the data was processed, manipulated and revived to form a brand new, large scale work called MATTER / BURN OUT (text from MATTER / BURN OUT, artbeatpublishers, 2016).

About the artist

Born

1983, Saitama

Nationality

Japanese

Based in

Japan

Daisuke Yokota was born in Saitama prefecture in 1983, In 2010, he won the Grand Prix at the 2nd 1_WALL Photography Competition. and the Foam Paul Huf Award in 2016. In 2019, he won the 45th Kimura Ihei Photography Award. He has published numerous photo collections including MATTER/BURN OUT, VERTIGO, and Tarachine. His major exhibitions include Site/Cloud (2014) at the photography museum Foam, SHAPE OF LIGHT (Tate Modern, 2018).

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