Fumi’s piece explores how the often discarded images and objects of the everyday engage with visual strategies of reality, make believe, desire and detachment.
He reframes and re-presents the image(s) as a reproduction of a collage, bringing subtle attention to the inherent artifice of photography and how it can inform and shape the way we see and create systems of value.
Fumi Ishino (b. Hyogo, Japan) holds an MFA from Yale University where he
was awarded the Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship. He is currently living and working in Los Angeles.
His work has been exhibited at The Flag Art Foundation, Fraenkel Gallery, and Tokyo Photographic
Awards include the Japan Photo Award, 2015, and the Honorable Mention Award from New Cosmos of Photography, 2015.
His first book, Rowing a Tetrapod, was published by MACK in 2017.
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