Kimiko Yoshida




We know and recognize almost directly the monochrome self-portraits of Kimiko Yoshida, these large square format photographs with subtle light: her signature since 2001. The artist, who sees in the monochrome a figure of infinity, conceives the self-portrait as sort of disappearance, fully conditioned by the experience of transformation, her art develops a contemporary reflection on voluntary servitude, the stereotypes of gender and determinism of heredity. "Art is a delicate operation of transposition, an assiduous struggle against the state of things. Be where I do not think I can, disappear from where I think I am, this is what’s important. "

Her new series of photographs, majestic and indecipherable portraits conceived in the memory of the history of art, is called “Painting. Self-portrait.” This symbolic transposition of masterpieces by old masters in large print on canvas is essentially based on using in diverse ways the haute couture clothes and accessories by Paco Rabanne.


Kimiko Yoshida . Painting (PIERROT by WATTEAU) . 2007 - 2009 . Archival digital print on canvas, anti-UV varnish . 75 x 75 CM


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Youssef Abdelke

Adel Abidin

Shirin Abu Shaqra

Abed Al Kadiri

Mojé Assefjah

Martin Assig

Michael Biberstein

Sonja Braas

Ricardo Brey

Franck Christen

Roy Dib


Elger Esser

Simone Fattal

Chafa Ghaddar

Gilbert Hage

Herbert Hamak

Joumana Jamhouri

David Kramer

Urs Lüthi

Rania Matar

Randa Mirza

Kevork Mourad

Charlotte Mumm

Serge Najjar

Michelangelo Pistoletto

Giulio Rimondi

Walid Sadek

Charles Sandison

Nada Sehnaoui

Bongchull Shin

Catharina van Eetvelde

Stephen Waddell

Fadi Yazigi

Kimiko Yoshida

Ghassan Zard

Cynthia Zaven