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2021/05/08 19:06


adrenami(a)x
Ryuichi Ishikawa

8th.May-22th.May 2018 @PIN-UP




Adrenamix

Blasting into the scene with his Kimurai Ihei photo award wining okinawan portraits 2010-2012,  Akaaka has released a throwback to Ryuichi Ishikawa's not-too-far off past with Adrenamix, an intense photographic record that the photographer made of his blazing twenties. The book echoes the best parts of a zine- its handheld sized is barely able to contain its content; the trappings of a wild Okinawan youth- an intense period of hot tropical nights surrounded by friends as screaming motorcycles blast past, blurs of indifference to society- and parties and women, with fire and noise- a book of an endless night full of outbursts sloshed by a crazed drunkenness- a night punctuated with graphic sexual encounters of all kinds. Adrenamix vividly protests against anything less than a hunger to roar out the "cry of life" Ishikawa lusts for in the poem with which he brings the book to a close.



Ryuichi Ishikawa

1984 Born in Okinawa Prefecture.
2006 Begins photography. Graduates from Okinawa International University.
2008 Studies avant-garde dance with Seiryu Shiba.
2010 Studies photography with Tetsushi Yuzaki.
Holds the Brain Portraits exhibition at Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum.
Self-publishes a photo book titled Shiba Dancing Planet. Holds the exhibition Mei at Gallery oMac.
2011 Participates in the group show Fragments 2 at Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum.
Takes part in 3rd Shomei Tomatsu Digital Photography Workshop.
Participates in the group show Open Okinawa at Space Tropical.
2012 Participates in the group show Okinawa 0 Point:
Exhibition Marking 40th Anniversary of Okinawa's Return to Japan.
Receives award in the 35th New Cosmos of Photography competition.
2013 Participates in the group show Fragments 3 at Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum.
Self-publishes a photo book titled Seiryu Shiba: Allure of the Female-Role Player. Dances in Shiba's solo recital.
2014 Participates in the group show Daido Moriyama Portfolio Review at Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum.
Self-publishes a photo book titled Ryuichi Ishikawa.
Holds the exhibition Ryuichi Ishikawa at Gallery Lafayette.
Participates in the group show show case #3 at eN arts.
Ishikawa's books okinawan portraits 2010-2012 and A Grand Polyphony
are published by AKAAKA Art Publishing.
Holds the zkop exhibition at ATSUKOBAROUH,
okinawan portraits 2010-2012 exhibition at Place M,
and A Grand Polyphony exhibition at Nikon Salon.
He received the 40th Kimura Ihei Photo Award for okinawan portraits 2010-2012 and A Grand Polyphony,
and also received the P​h​o​t​o​g​r​a​p​h​i​c​ ​S​o​c​i​e​t​y​ ​o​f​ ​J​a​p​a​n​ Newcomer's ​A​w​a​r​d​ for his creative activity.
Holds solo exhibitions:
okinawan portraits - The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka
A Grand Polyphony - Osaka Nikon Salon, Osaka
/ A Grand Polyphony - Galerie Nord, Paris
adrenamix - nagune(Shinjuku Golden Gai), Tokyo
+zkop - OCAC, Okinawa.
Perticipates in the group shows:
portraits - The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka
the 40th Kimura Ihei Photo Award Winners' exhibition - Konika Minorta Plaza, Tokyo
Qusamura × 10 - NADiff a/p/a/r/t, Tokyo
2015 Portraits at The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka
The 40th Kimura Ihei Photo Award Winners' Exhibition - Konika Minolta Plaza, Tokyo
The Photographic Society of Japan Winners' Exhibition at Fujifilm Photo Salon,Tokyo
Qusamura × 10 - NADiff a/p/a/r/t, Tokyo
The Kimura Ihei Photo Award Winners' 40th Anniversary Exhibition - Kawasaki City Museum, Kanagawa.





adrenamix

A mouth wide-opened in the black of night
Shadows racing through,
riding astride mother's voice

Resounding tottering gait through a forest of NOTHING
An enlightened rut,
piercing

Loneliness I feel with my ass
before the overflowing foam soaks into the earth
Meandering eyeballs scattered are unable
to find a river to dive into
in a weird land so closed
that one cannot even get lost in it

Nimble dryness extends a feeler
for a body with the wetness of a marsh
A mountain range of stiff flesh
My tongue creeps along its veins,
like scooping up the beads of sweat that flow down the ridge
I already realize the foolishness of all of it before getting to the top

The end of the production toxic,
A pebble with no will is
to overwrite the absurdity of the erect testicle
with nonsense, furthermore
Men muddy their pulses in white
as women fly over the spring,
laughing in the summer night

Could it be called a night if with no end?
Is a door that never opens still a door?
The darkness lightened, and yet the darkness it is
A heart fell and torn,
a cry of life gushes out,
and still the silence it is

We such creatures,
devouring retort-packed time on the fluorescent display shelves,
crawling across the asphalt
to get flustered by the setting moon

However dead I drunk,
can't smash a bottle of alcohol
Trickles of memory and meeting a fierce beast
-What is waiting on the second day



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