Kanjo Také’s determination to always find something new has gained strength over time. The external object had broken with its context. In a sense, the components of the objects had emancipated themselves from their context. This freedom enabled them to establish new references to other elements and to escape from the principle of reality, but without ever losing their influence on the level of reality.
Dieter Ronte | Unseen World

1953 

Born in Berlin as the son of a Japanese industrialist

1971-1973

Studied art at the Escuela de Bellas Arte, Granada, Spain, Diploma Sobre Saliente

1973 -1976

Studies at the Berlin University of the Arts Diploma in Visual Communication and Photography

1976 -1987 

Artistic art direction in international agencies: Tokyo, New York, London, Zurich 

  

from 1988  

Freelance photo artist in Hamburg, London, Shanghai, Tokyo

1994 –1999

Travels abroad and stays in India, China, Japan, Russia, Australia. 

2002-2004 

Conceptual work for Olympus with first digital camera

2005 

Exhibition Olympus Gallery, Tokyo 

1st National Workshop/Competition in China for Creative Photography. Cooperation with Prof. Xiao Hui Wang/ Tongji University /Shanghai

2005 -2010

Meeting and intensive cooperation with Manfred Schneckenburger, two-time director of the "documenta

2011-2012

Journeys to China and Korea / studies of shamanic dances, among other things

2013-2015

Intensification of the work with extended projection, among other things, after participating twice in the Lichtsicht Biennale in Bad Rothenfelde 2011 + 2013, curated by Manfred Schneckenburger. 

Inclusion in the Kritisches Lexikon der Gegenwartskunst: KANJO TAKÉ:  "The holy mountain and other myths"/ Manfred Schneckenburger

2015-2016

Intensification of media painting

2017-2018

Intensification of the extended projection "Beyond Shoji" as a participant of the Venice Architecture Biennale 2018

2019

Painting over analogue photographs

2020/21

Photo collages and painting
Lives and works in Düsseldorf 

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