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Shinichi Maruyama  New York, NY


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'Nude #5'
Archival pigment print
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Archival pigment print

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About Shinichi

Shinichi Maruyama was born in 1968 in Nagano. Japan. He studied at Chiba University and worked as member of Hakuhodo Photo Creative as well as a freelance photographer from 1992-98. While in Japan the artist traveled frequently to Tibet to complete two photography books about the Spiti Valley region, The Spiti Valley, and Spiti.

In 2003 he moved to New York City and began work on what would become his Kusho series (translated as “writing in the sky”). Completed in 2006, the series is comprised of graphic, abstract images of sumi calligraphy ink and water captured as the liquids collide and combine in mid-air. Influenced by the artist’s lifelong interest in calligraphy, this series has received critical attention worldwide and resulted in a solo exhibition held at the Bruce Silverstein Gallery in 2009. In 2010, the artist completed his second series, Water Sculptures, featuring images of water forms caught in mid air, with their accompanying shadows and reflections upon the ground.

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12.14.2012 @ 9:40 AM

WOW! Amazing photos! (: Truly lovely.

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12.04.2012 @ 11:53 PM

It makes me happy for no apparent reason. :D


12.04.2012 @ 10:57 PM

Awesome, lovely, inspiring! What a wonderful birthday present!!

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12.04.2012 @ 9:05 PM

This is how I'm feeling right now

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12.04.2012 @ 9:04 PM

ssooo pretty

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12.04.2012 @ 8:28 PM

i like it but wat is it

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12.04.2012 @ 7:51 PM


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12.04.2012 @ 5:54 PM

Just love this! Show me more.

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12.04.2012 @ 5:43 PM

i love it

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12.04.2012 @ 5:26 PM


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