Michiko Kon is a renowned unusual Japanese photographer. She took up photography after initially learning woodblock printing. Her works featuring fish skins, salmon roe, cabbage-stuffed stockings, often in the form of clothes, have been well received both in Japan and abroad.
Kon first studied painting and printmaking in art school and turned to photography only in the late 1970s, when she began making collages. Her photographs are constructed, sharp, with deep blacks and bright whites, and quite humorous.
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During the 1980s and 1990s, Kon began making photographs of objects, most of which are familiar things she assembled from daily life, such as fish, vegetables, and other foodstuffs; flowers; and insects. These objects held and continue to hold a special fascination for Kon.
Kon’s work is simultaneously seductively beautiful and shockingly disturbing. What is certain is that viewers never forget their initial encounter with one of her images.
“How my work is interpreted is up to the individual, so I cannot say if one interpretation of my work is correct or incorrect.” says the artist.
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