Erika Yoshino, “Untitled”, 2017, C-print © Erika Yoshino
Erika Yoshino, “Untitled”, 2017, C-print © Erika Yoshino 

Erika Yoshino “MARBLE”

07/04/2018 - 09/05/2018

6-5-24 3F Roppongi Minato-ku 
#106-0032 Tokyo   

Taka Ishii Gallery Photography / Film is pleased to present “MARBLE,” a solo exhibition of works by Erika Yoshino from April 7 to May 19. This will be Yoshino’s third solo exhibition at Taka Ishii Gallery. It will feature approximately 17 works shot between 2014 and 2017.

The word 'marble' is derived from the ancient Greek 'marmaron' meaning 'crystalline rock that shines in the light'.
Marble is a metamorphic rock, formed when limestone is subjected to intense heat, recrystallizing to create a beautiful,
glossy stone.
Disparate materials are often fused within it.
A marble pattern is born on the surface of the vanilla-colored stone, as if someone has traced gentle lines on it.
The things I turn my camera on are all from daily life.
An image created by the light passing through the lens, appears on the film like a fragment of a rainbow.
A moment becomes eternity. An irreplaceable instant emerges on the surface of the print.
The title ‘MARBLE’ is a symbol of a complicated, enchanting time.
To me, they provide a key that allows me to discover freedom and hope.
Captivated by the beautiful resonance of the words, I try to recall their inspiring images and express them through
I will be satisfied if I succeed in capturing even their slightest nuance.
Crystals of light seen through the lens.
My desire draws gentle lines on the white photographic paper.

Erika Yoshino, December 2017
Excerpted from the exhibition catalogue
“Photography of innocence and of experience: Contemporary Japanese Photography vol. 14”
Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, 2017, p. 18