Thursday, April 19
Art Of The Everday - Shin Suzuki
Sharing images of the everyday has become prolific thanks to contemporary tools such as the digital camera/phone and blog. Even so, it seems our voyeuristic appetite for images of the commonplace only grows. Japanese artist Shin Suzuki’s work is a reflection of this medium of expression. Suzuki documents the world around him, in detail and with subjectivity; anything that catches his eye is recorded with seemingly purposeless abandon. Suzuki’s camera becomes an extension of his eye, absorbing the world around him. Resisting the urge to edit, it seems, is part of Suzuki’s art. The extensive catalogue of images that are frequently uploaded online are not curated, rather they offer a true and honest documentation of his everyday.
The sheer quantity of Suzuki’s archive impresses; some days hundreds of images are uploaded onto his website. It is the scale of the normalness that makes Suzuki’s work extraordinary and compelling. Contrary to first impressions, nothing here is arbitrary.