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Japan is a compendium of images that I made in 2005, when I received a grant from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago to travel abroad and document visual culture in Japan. Rather than go for the typical fare of cosplay and "hyper"-ness, or classical tropes of kimono/kabuki/minimal "beauty" that permeate the existing visual narratives I'm aware of, I strove to portray Japan as I felt it: modest, humid, poignantly empty like a vessel, full of character with a slight tinge of electric melancholy - yet dripping with aesthetic formality and rusty beauty at every turn. Even the apartment buildings throw away practicality and expanse to possess wondrous, imaginative facades.


About the Author

Drury Brennan
beatpoems World, USA
Artist since the get-go. I'ma keep going.

Publish Date  June 15, 2011

Dimensions  Standard Portrait  156 pgs Premium Paper, matte finish

Category  Arts & Photography

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