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Hideki Kuwajima

Hideki Kuwajima was born in Osaka, the year 1964 and graduated from Japan Institute of Photography and Film in



Hideki KUWAJIMA is known for his magnificent photographs and glass objects that show the variety of light both in-plane surface and in solid space.After winning the "Tokyo International Photo Biennale" in 1997, he presented the shocking and beautiful scene of a goldfish in a mixer, the "THE LIFE" series, and stacked glasses and decanters, presenting a world view reminiscent of a mandala. The "THE WORLD" series was announced and received high praise. His works have been collected by David ELLIOTT, the ex-director of Mori Art Museum, Takahashi Collection, corporate LVMH and his artwork titled "Equal" has been exhibited as a window display at Maison Hermes located at Ginza, Tokyo Tokyo during the winter of 2008-2009. Based on circumspect speculation on final outcomes, Hideki Kuwajima carefully lines up glasses and decanters and photographs those vessels with large format cameras. Employing digital technology with high precision and a technique close to silver halide prints, he displays on large-sized photographic paper, the visuals of multilayer which is utilised by the transparency of glass. The complicated but balanced composition and the dignified atmosphere sometimes raise the association with Mandala, the world view in the Hindu and Buddhist religion. Kuwajima's works often attract viewers because of the magnificence andnext, bring about the contemplation upon the philosophy inside.


1964  Born in Osaka

1988  Graduated from Japan Institute of Photography and Film

<Solo Exhihbitions>

2016 “Parallax”, hpgrp Gallery, Tokyo

2015 “Tone Scape” , YOD Gallery, Osaka

2012 “TTL”, YOD Gallery, Osaka

2011 “The World-Vertical/Horizontal-TTL”, Spiral, Tokyo

    “TTL”, Roentgenwerke, Tokyo

“Parallax”, The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka

2010 “Euphoria”, ART OSAKA2010, Osaka

2008 “Vertical/Horizontal”, Roentgenwerke, Tokyo

2004 “The World”, Roentgenwerke, Tokyo

2002 “The Life”, Paper Voice Gallery, Osaka

    “Your Landscape of the Heart, My Landscape of the Heart ”, Lim Gallery, Osaka

2001 “The Life”, Hokari Fine Art, Tokyo

2000 “The Life”, Hokari Fine Art, Tokyo

1997 “The Life” Y’s Bash, Nagoya

<Group Exhibition>

2018   "Obsession Conception Possessio", Gallery FLEUR at Kyoto Seika University

    “Family and Photograph”, KUNST ARZT, Kyoto

2016 “MASKS”, DIESEL Gallery, Tokyo

2012 “KOWAKU KOH-JUTSU Chapter III”, Spiral, Tokyo

    “KOH-JUTSU2.52”, Ropppongi Hills Art and Design Gallery, Tokyo

    “KOH-JUTSU2.51”, Roentgenwerke, Tokyo

    “DGSM Print, The seven photographers”, Gallery EM, Tokyo

2011 “TEDARE“, Spiral, Tokyo

   “TANAGOKORO 10”, Roentgenwerke, Tokyo

2010 “Roentgen Collection”, Roentgenwerke, Tokyo

   “ KOH-JUTSU”, Spiral, Tokyo

2009 “TANAGOKORO 10”, Roentgenwerke, Tokyo

2008 “Landshaft 4”, Roentgenwerke, Tokyo

2004 “Roentgenia”, Roentgenwerke, Tokyo


-2004 “108”, Ise Foundation, NewYork

2003   “THE FORCIBLE REBOOT”, Roentgenwerke, Tokyo

    “MONO”, Roentgenwerke, Tokyo

    “The Morning Glory”, Passage du Désir, Paris

2001  “Stay with Art-A Room with a View”, Hotel T’point, Osaka


2000 “Japan Advertising Photographer’s Association APA2000”, Grand Prix

    “Epson Color Imaging Contest”, Jury Prize etc.

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