Yuki Furusawa is a Japanese photographer and book artist, based in both Hong Kong and Japan. Furusawa discovers strong emotional feelings revealed by the intimacy of her close relationships with her family. She creates artist books that use various textured media, which are dependent on her emotional response. The familiar physicality of the book is essential in her intimate works.
Furusawa graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design Hong Kong in 2017 with Master of Arts in Photography. Her work has exhibited in Hong Kong and Japan. She participated in Hong Kong Photo Book Fair 2016. Her work is part of the SCAD Library Permanent Special Collection.
I question myself and my relationships with people who are close to me through my series of art work. I use my loved ones as my subject matter, so I am able to discover something that was previously unrevealed in the intimate relationships.
By capturing the intimate relationships in my life through Two-dimensional photographic images, I am intrigued by the visual and emotional transition of the very idea of intimacy. Such photographic characteristics provide me with different perspectives, enabling me to explore these relationships, as an observer, from various angles. Information is compressed in the framing of photographs, so interpreting it is a process of metaphorically peeling off layers and discovering the essentials in the depths of the relationships. At the same time, exploring intimate relationships means scrutinizing my identity. Photography unavoidably shows the vantage point, honesty and emotion from behind the camera when faced with intimate moments. These revelations force me to unconsciously expose my identity through photography.
The book format is important for my art work, each page visually represents layers of memories, emotions and feelings connecting the subject and me. They also provide the viewers with an insight to my perspectives and emotional distance. The tangible physicality is another essential aspect, the sense of touch gives the opportunity to experience deeper interaction with the photobook. Thereby intimacy is discovered throughout.
2017 Master of Arts in Photography, Savannah College of Art and Design, Hong Kong
2014 Bachelor of Imaging Art and Science, Musashino Art University, Tokyo, Japan
2018 Mediocre. Curated by This Is NOT a Gallery, NockArt Gallery, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong
2017 Constructing Reality curated by Megan Olinger and Yuki Furusawa, Ko Shing Gallery, Hong Kong
2017 Young Art Nagaoka 2017 curated by Nagaoka Lion’s Club, , Niigata, Japan
2016 Hong Kong Photo Book Fair 2016 curated by ShaShaSha Books, Hong Kong
2014 The Thesis Showcase 2014 curated by Musashino Art University, Musashino Art University, Tokyo, Japan
2013 Selected Exhibition curated by Norio Kobayashi, Musashino Art University, Tokyo, Japan
2012 Junior Exhibition curated by Imaging Arts and Science Department, Musashino Art University, Tokyo, Japan
2012 Out-of-School Exhibition co-curated by Yuki Furusawa and Reiko Totsuka, Meguro Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan
2016 NO NEED TO TALK, SCAD-HK Library permanent special collection, Savannah Collage of Art and Design Hong Kong
HONORS / AWARDS
2017 BOOK DUMMY AWARD Shortlist, La Fábrica and Photo London
2015-2017 Academic Honors Graduate Scholarship, Savannah College of Art and Design
2015-2017 SCAD Achievement Grad Scholarship, Savannah College of Art and Design
2015-2017 Student Incentive Scholarship, Savannah College of Art and Design