The Inside of Life


Saturday, January 29, 2022–Saturday, February 26, 2022
12:00–19:00(Wednesday – Friday), 12:00–17:00(Saturday)
By Appointment only on Tuesday

©︎ISHIKAWA Ryuichi

We are pleased to announce a solo exhibition of the work of Ishikawa Ryuichi, titled Inside of Life.
For his series Camp, exhibited in 2016, the artist completed a survival climb, ascending a mountain with minimal equipment, securing his own food on site, and documenting the experience on film.
Five years after Camp, he has produced a new series, which was exhibited at a solo show in Tokyo in 2021. It will be shown in Osaka for the first time.

Ishikawa says, “I have ventured deep into the natural world and experienced its overwhelming power. This enabled me to realize that things and phenomena are not distinct but linked in a continuous gradation, a cycle of which I too am part.”
Here, too, he maintains the stance of capturing the essence of his subjects by engaging with them head-on through the camera lens. The viewer of these photographs may experience an unprecedented illusion of actually encountering living things.

Ishikawa Ryuichi


1984 Born in Okinawa Prefecture
2006 Begins photography. Graduates from Okinawa International University
2008 Studies avant-garde dance with Seiryu Shiba
2010 Studies photography with Tetsushi Yuzaki

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2021 "The Inside of Life" Saiart, Tokyo
"Skin of Grass" Gallery KTO, Tokyo
2019 "home work" The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka
2018 "OUTREMER" The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka
"zkop: a blessing in disguise" Yamamoto Keiko Rochaix, London
"home work" Chiten, Kyoto
"adrenamix" PIN-UP, Okinawa
2017 "For vegetation, For land" Chiten, Kyoto
"OUTREMER" ATSUKOBAROUH arts drinks talk, Tokyo
2016 “Camp” PINEBROOKLYN, Osaka
"adrenamix" Pulp, Osaka
“Camp” WAG Gallery, Tokyo
“Camp / A Grand Polyphony” Have a nice day Gallery, Taiwan
“Camp” SLANT, Kanazawa
"okinawan portraits 2012-2016" ART GALLERY MITSUBISHI ESTATE ARTIUM, FUkuoka
"okinawan portraits 2012-2016" The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka
"okinawan portraits 2012-2016" AM, Tokyo
"okinawan portraits 2012-2016" Epson Imaging Gallery Epsite (epSITE), Tokyo
2015 “Okinawan Portraits” The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka
“A Grand Polyphony” Galerie Nord, Paris
2014 “RYUICHI ISHIKAWA” gallery Lafayette, Okinawa
2014 “zkop” ATSUKOBAROUH, Tokyo
“Okinawan Portraits 2010-2012” PLACE M, Tokyo
“A Grand Polyphony” Ginza Nikon Salon,Tokyo / Osaka Nikon Salon
2010 “Brain Portraits” Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum
“Mei” Gallery oMac
, Okinawa

Selected Group Exhibitions

2021 “Altanative Kyoto ” Hachiman, Kyoto
“A Grand Moment ” The 5TH Floor, Tokyo
2020 “Decades 2000_2020” Kana Kawanishi Gallery, Tokyo
2019 “Fotografia Europea 2019” Chiostri di San Pietro, Italy
“Heroes and People in the Japanese Contemporary Art” Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art
“Artist Today” Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum
“Reborn Art Festival 2019” Ishimaki
2018 ISHIKAWA Naoki / ISHIKAWA Ryuichi Photo exhibition in Shiretoko "Top End2" Yume Hall Shiretoko, Hokkaido
2017 “Nissan Art Award 2017: Exhibition of New Works by Five Finalists, BankART Studio NYK, Kanagawa
2016 “Dubai Photo” Dobai Design District
“ROPPONGI CROSSING 2016 My Body, Your Voice” Mori Museum, Tokyo
"BODY/PLAY/POLITICS" Yokohama Museum of Art, Kanagawa
“OKINAWA : UNE EXCEPTION JAPONAISE “Le Plac'Art Photo, Paris, France
2015 “Manifesto for a Wild faction” ongoing, Tokyo
“portraits” The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka
“40th Kimura Ihei Memorial Photography Award’s exhibition” konica-minolta plaza, Tokyo
“The P​h​o​t​o​g​r​a​p​h​ic​ ​S​o​c​i​e​t​y​ ​o​f​ ​J​a​p​a​n​’s Award’s exhibition” Fuji film photo salon 1,2, Tokyo
“Kusamurax10” NADiff A/P/A/R/T, Tokyo
2014 “Daido Moriyama Portfolio Review” Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum
2014 “show case #3” eN arts, Kyoto
“Fragments 4” Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum
“Fragments 3” Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum.
2012 “Okinawa 0 Point:
Exhibition Marking 40th Anniversary of Okinawa's Return to Japan"
2011 “Fragments 2” Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum
“The 3rd Shomei Tomatsu Workshop Exhibition” Okinawa Times Building
“Open Okinawa” space tropical, Okinawa


2016 “CAMP”, SLANT
“okinawan portraits 2012-2016”, AKAAKA Art Publishing
2015 “adrenamix”, AKAAKA Art Publishing
2014 “RYUICHI ISHIKAWA”, Self-publishing
“okinawan portraits 2010-2012”, AKAAKA Art Publishing
“A Grand Polyphony”, AKAAKA Art Publishing
2013 “Shiba:Dancing Planet”, Self-publishing
2010 “Shiba:Allure of the Female-Role Player”, Self-publishing
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