Yoshi Sugitatsu, Untitled,1999, from the series The Soup Bubbles, silver print, 15 x 15"

Untitled,1999, from the series The Soup Bubbles, silver print, 15 x 15″

Yoshi Sugitatsu

The Town with Soap Bubbles

My Japanese roots hold great meaning for me. My work is both inspired by and reflective of the individual pressures and internal distresses experienced in this angst filled time of cultural displacement.

Things tinged with sadness have always fascinated me. This beauty lies in many things – soap bubbles, old buildings, mannequins in windows, dying flowers, the moon, red leaves of autumn, butterflies, rainy days, broken toys …

I see shining bubbles struggling in the wind and think of their beauty and the beauty of humankind.

I listen to my inner voice for hints to express and share my vision of beauty and sadness.

Yoshi Sugitatsu, a Japanese born artist who studied at the International Center for Photography in New York City, has presented his work in Arles, France. He is the recipient of a 1998 Golden Light Award and a visiting Artist-In-Residence with the Center for Photography at Woodstock for the summer of 2000.