Tokyo Parrots by Yoshinori Mizutani


In cooperation with IBASHO a new art dealership that specialises in Japanese and International Fine Art Photography in Antwerp, Graanmarkt 13 will present a solo exhibition by the young photographer Yoshinori Mizutani. In his much-praised series Tokyo Parrots Mizutani portrays the parrots that populate the parks and streets of Tokyo in a spectacular way.

'The Tokyo Parrots are obvious in some ways. We would conceivably notice them ourselves were we to wander the particular streets of Tokyo they live near. But for sure we would not see them the way Yoshinori Mizutani makes us see and experience them. The photographer elevates what must be a strange spectacle in person, to bring us a different, equally strange, and compelling beautiful spectacle in the form of photographs.' - From Tokyo Parrots, an essay on Yoshinori by Jörg Colberg.


About the artist

Yoshinori Mizutani (b. 1987, Japan) lives and works in Tokyo. He graduated from the Tokyo College of Photography and the Nihon University Collage of Economics. Selected group exhbitions include TOKYO2020 at Christophe Guye Galerie, Zurich (2014) and Light and Moment at Recto Verso Gallery, Tokyo (2014). He was awarded the Tokyo Frontline Photo Award Jury Award (2013) by Taisuke Koyama, and the Japan Photo Award Jury Award (2013) by Ivan Vartanian.

Mizutani and this series are also discussed in Foam talent 2014.

Tokyo Parrots runs from 28.03.15 to 20.04.15.