Having strong interests in Japanese traditional aesthetics, Akishige Kano practiced traditional plant dyeing and hand weaving at a dyeing atelier in Kyoto for 2 years. Then in order to pursue his interest, he entered Kyoto University Of The Arts, where he studied dyeing and weaving for 2 years. Wanting to broaden his means of expression, Kano transferred to Photography course and studied for 3 years before graduating in 2020.
Sabi “Aged and withered, rich and flamboyant, two conflicting ideas attract and interact with each other in a same universe, result in enlivening the universe itself. Sabi is a double structured form of beauty arising from one’s streaming mind in relation to such enlivened universe.” －Encyclopedia Nipponica
With this series, I explored the concept of Sabi, an idea peculiar to Japanese aesthetics, by means of photography. By capturing the paradoxical beauty created by unexpected collaborations of humans, nature, and time, I attempted to express Sabi, which exists deep within my consciousness, and ultimately, is my motivation for creation.
2019 FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS Nominee in Fine Art
2020 ANNUAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS Honorable Mention Winner in Abstract
2020 INTERNATIONAL COLOR AWARDS Nominee in Abstract
2020 FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS Nominee in Abstract
UP AND COMING EVENTS
Exhibition of the Art Schools 25/2/2020 - 2/3/2020 NIKON The Gallery Tokyo
Graduation Work Exhibition 12/8/2020 - 22/8/2020 Gallery 176 Osaka