Exhibition Tarohei Nakagawa Portraits
From 22th June to 12th July 2012
National Museum of Fine Arts,
South Street, Valletta VLT 11, Malta
Tarohei Nakagawa is a Japanese photographer and artist based in Tokyo, where he also runs a school of art and Japanese calligraphy. Most of his work is based on Buddist philosophy and a fascination with silence and modesty, characteristics which he inherited from his grandfather, a Buddist monk. His photographic portraits are all printed in black and white and present us with variations on a single compositional format: a reclining head that is both silent and meditative, expressing the reality of an inner world as much as it describes the outer, visible features of an individual.