Yoshinori Mizutani - Photographs London Wednesday, May 18, 2016 | Phillips
  • Literature

    Y. Mizutani, Colors, Amana, 2014, p. 44

  • Catalogue Essay

    Yoshinori Mizutani took this playful yet seemingly mundane photograph after noticing his girlfriend’s socks discarded on the floor. He was drawn to their shape, which he saw as both typical of everyday human behaviour and endowed with a certain organic and sculptural quality. The present work, the artist’s favourite for its ‘humorous, vivid and strong visual quality’, is part of his Colors series, taken between 2010 and 2014. The vibrantly coloured and graphically composed images represent ‘a culmination of everyday landscape’ and depict moments that often are overlooked.

    In 2014, Mizutani, was selected for Foam Talent (Amsterdam), LensCulture Emerging Talents (Paris) and Young Portfolio, Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts (Japan). He has held six solo exhibitions in the past year, both in Japan and abroad, and his work is held in a number of collections, including the Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts and the Baltimore Museum of Art.



Colors 044

Archival pigment print, flush-mounted.
Image: 145.6 x 97 cm (57 3/8 x 38 1/4 in.)
Frame: 149.4 x 100.7 cm (58 7/8 x 39 5/8 in.)

Signed in Japanese, dated in ink, printed title and number AP1 on a Certificate of Authenticity affixed to the reverse of the frame.

This work is AP1 from the sold-out edition of 3 + 2 AP.

£5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for £6,250

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London Auction 19 May 2016