If you hurry, you may be able to catch the final week of photographer Yoshiyuki Okuyama‘s exhibition “BACON ICE CREAM” at the Parco Museum in Tokyo’s Shibuya district. Showcasing roughly 100 works from the past 5 years, this mini-retrospective show celebrates Okuyama’s prodigious entrance into the competitive Tokyo art scene. His photography features characters that seem to emerge from ruptures— ruptures that offer a glimpse into alternate realities whose environments are peppered with vibrant hues or glazed over with dreamy pastel palettes.
A promising emerging artist, Okuyama (born 1991) won the 34th Canon New Cosmos of Photography award as a university student in 2011. An artist with a relentless work ethic, Okuyama shoots for magazines, advertisements, CD jackets, and creates films on the side. Despite his age, his clients range from fashion giant Burberry to kids’ clothing periodical MilK magazine. He has published two photography books ‘Girl’ and ‘A REAL UN REAL AGE’ and fans can expect another named after his show at Parco to come out soon.
The show is up until February 7th (although it is closed on the 3rd). Hours are 10 am – 9 pm, and admission costs 500 yen for adults, 400 yen for students, free for elementary school kids. Admission ends 30 minutes before closing-time, so arrive early!