Thursday, May 31, 2007

Osamu Kanemura

  © Osamu Kanemura, All Rights Reserved
Osamu Kanemura's "Spider Strategy" is currently on view at Cohen Amador Gallery until June 2nd. Kanemura's book, released in 2001, is already a highly sought after collectors item, and the series was also featured in the New Photography 12 exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art.

Building on the rich tradition of street photography, Kanemura's work transforms the cramped vertiginous streets of Tokyo into an ordered yet complex puzzle of chaotic beauty. Teetering on the edge of collapse, Kanemura offers a vision of modern Tokyo that is simultaneously bewildering and alienating, but formally sublime.