- toshihiro komatsu home Japanese Houses ジャパニーズ・ハウス
- Works from 1997 onwards 1997年以降継続
exhibition
'On Happiness; Contemporary Japanese Photography'
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan, 2003
lambda print
2002 - 2003
74 x 91 (cm), 74 x 101 (cm)



展覧会
「幸福論」東京都写真美術館 2003年
ラムダプリント
2002 - 2003年
74 x 91 (cm), 74 x 101 (cm)
The Ijima house, Hamamatsu, 2002, print size: 74 x 91 (cm), 118 x 148.5 (cm) The Hakamata house, Hamamatsu, 2002, print size: 74 x 101 (cm), 118 x 166.4 (cm)
The Matsumoto house, Hamamatsu, 2002, print size: 74 x 91 (cm), 118 x 148.5 (cm) The Matsumoto house, Hamamatsu, 2002, print size: 74 x 91 (cm), 118 x 148.5 (cm)
The Komatsu house, Hamamatsu, 2002, print size: 74 x 91 (cm), 118 x 148.5 (cm) The Komatsu house, Hamamatsu, 2002, print size: 74 x 91 (cm), 118 x 148.5 (cm)
The Sato house, Hamamatsu, 2002, print size: 74 x 91 (cm), 118 x 148.5 (cm) The Yasukawa house, Hamamatsu, 2002, print size: 74 x 91 (cm), 118 x 148.5 (cm)
The Tsutsui house, Hamamatsu, 2002, print size: 74 x 91 (cm), 118 x 148.5 (cm) The Suzuki house, Hamamatsu, 2002, print size: 74 x 91 (cm), 118 x 148.5 (cm)
The Iwai house, Kyoto, 2016, print size: 74 x 91 (cm), 118 x 148.5 (cm) The Kim house, Tokyo, 2002, print size: 74 x 91 (cm), 118 x 148.5 (cm)
The Komatsu house, Kyoto, 2016, print size: 74 x 91 (cm), 118 x 148.5 (cm) The Kitawaki house, Kyoto, 2016, print size: 74 x 91 (cm), 118 x 148.5 (cm)
exhibition
'On Happiness; Contemporary Japanese Photography'
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photograpy 2003
gelatin silver print, photo collage
1997
57.5 x 71 (cm)



展覧会
「幸福論」東京都写真美術館 2003年
ゼラチンシルバープリント、フォトコラージュ
1997年
57.5 x 71 (cm)
The Ito house, Hamamatsu, 1997, 57.5 x 71 (cm) The Naito house, Hamamatsu, 1997, 57.5 x 71 (cm)
The Matsui house, Hamamatsu, 1997, 57.5 x 71 (cm) The Shinmura house, Hamamatsu, 1997, 57.5 x 71 (cm)
The Ema house, Hamamatsu, 1997, 57.5 x 71 (cm) The Suyama house, Hamamatsu, 1997, 57.5 x 71 (cm)
The Okamoto house, Hamamatsu, 1997, 57.5 x 71 (cm) The Utsuyama house, Hamamatsu, 1997, 57.5 x 71 (cm)
The Tokumasu house, Hamamatsu, 1997, 57.5 x 71 (cm)
The Suyama house, Hamamatsu, 1997, 57.5 x 71 (cm)

The English 'house,' which is for the Japanese 'uchi,' means not only house but also persons and family. It was in the spring of 1997, when my family moved to their new house that was fabricated by some Japanese carpenters, I was interested in making the relationship between families and their houses in Japan. Traditionally Japanese people desire to build their own houses with carpenters. The project Japanese House (1997 - 2004) consists of creating montages from portraits of Japanese families and the houses that those families had built, concerns the identities of families. The completed images express the desire of Japanese persons for their own homes. The photographs of these houses that families had built are stripped from their settings and stuck on the heads of the family, become masks that conceal the identities of the individual family members while becoming the identity of the family as a whole. These surreal images, fusing portraits of house and family, are a form of anthropomorphism and explore the similarities between architectural structures and the human body. The work concerns human beings surrounded by four walls in purely human-scale, small built spaces.



日本では、「ウチの人」「ウチの者」と言うように、ウチとは家屋(建築)だけを示すのではなく、その家屋に住む人や家族も同時に意味します。1997年の春、私の家族が大工によって建てられた新しい家に引っ越した際に、日本人と家との関係について興味をもち始めました。ジャパニーズ・ハウス(1997 - 2004年)は家族のアイデンティティーについてのものです。プロジェクトは複数の日本の家族の肖像とそれらの家族によって建てられた住宅のモンタージュによって構成されますが、完成されたイメージは日本人の持ち家にたいする願望を表現します。家族の依頼で建てられた住宅写真は、背景から切り取られ、家族の頭部に張り付けられ、仮面となり家族成員の個々のアイデンティティーを隠蔽するとともに、家族全体のアイデンティティーとなります。家屋と家族の肖像とが結合してできたシュールレアルなイメージは、「アントロポモフィズム」(擬人観)となり、建築と人体との類似性を探ります。作品は、四つの壁から成る純粋に人間的なスケールの小さな空間に囲まれた人々についてです。