Araki at Hamiltons

  • Hamiltons 13 Carlos Place London, England, W1K 2EU United Kingdom

Nobuyoshi Araki, one of Japan’s most renowned photographers, and perhaps the most controversial, is recognised internationally for his prolific output and the erotic content of his photographs, which blur the lines between art and pornography. Araki is known worldwide for his photographs of women bound according to the ancestral rules of Kinbaku – the Japanese art of bondage – a practice dating back to the 15th century. Although not all of Araki’s images are sexually charged, his monumental oeuvre also depicts the photographer’s own life and the day-to-day intricacies of existence. Araki has divided opinion but his artistic genius is undeniable; every image reveals extreme technical mastery and his influence penetrates many creative fields, including photography, film and fashion. This is the second time Hamiltons is presenting Araki’s work in a solo exhibition. In 2008 Hamiltons presented Bokuju Kitan / Marvellous Tales of Black Ink. This exhibition will include a selection of Araki’s more recent work.