Seiya Bowen

May 4, 2017 - May 28, 2017

Picking Weeds
2015
pigment print
20" x 20"

image © Seiya Bowen
edition 1/5: $500 / $600 framed

Against the Wall
2015
pigment print
20" x 20"

image © Seiya Bowen
edition 1/5: $500 / $600 framed

Neighbor's cabbage
2015
pigment print
20" x 20"

image © Seiya Bowen
edition 1/5: $500 / $600 framed

Fast Commute
2015
pigment print
20" x 20"

image © Seiya Bowen
edition 1/5: $500 / $600 framed

Seaside Park
2015
pigment print
20" x 20"

image © Seiya Bowen
edition 1/5: $500 / $600 framed

Welcome
2015
pigment print
20" x 20"

image © Seiya Bowen
edition 1/5: $500 / $600 framed

Window of My Grandparents' House
2016
pigment print
24" x 30"

image © Seiya Bowen
edition 1/5: $650 / $800 framed

Fox Killer
2016
pigment print
24" x 30"

image © Seiya Bowen
edition 1/5: $650 / $800 framed

Masked Teen
2015
pigment print
20" x 20"

image © Seiya Bowen
edition 1/5: $500 / $600 framed

Framed
2016
pigment print
24" x 30"

image © Seiya Bowen
edition 1/5: $650 / $800 framed

Knife
2015
pigment print
20" x 20"

image © Seiya Bowen
edition 1/5: $500 / $600 framed

Koi
2016
pigment print
32" x 40"

image © Seiya Bowen
edition 1/5: $850 / $1000 framed

Longing
2015
pigment print
20" x 20"

image © Seiya Bowen
edition 1/5: $500 / $600 framed

Mom on the Swing
2015
pigment print
20" x 20"

image © Seiya Bowen
edition 1/5: $500 / $600 framed

Bullet Train
2015
pigment print
20" x 20"

image © Seiya Bowen
edition 1/5: $500 / $600 framed

Overgrown
2015
pigment print
20" x 20"

image © Seiya Bowen
edition 1/5: $500 / $600 framed

Broken Plate Near the Family House
2016
pigment print
24" x 30"

image © Seiya Bowen
edition 1/5: $650 / $800 framed

The Cabinet
2015
pigment print
20" x 20"

image © Seiya Bowen
edition 1/5: $500 / $600 framed

My Cousin Ryo
2016
pigment print
20" x 20"

image © Seiya Bowen
edition 1/5: $500 / $600 framed

The Mechanic
2015
pigment print
20" x 20"

image © Seiya Bowen
edition 1/5: $500 / $600 framed

Severed
2015
pigment print
20" x 20"

image © Seiya Bowen
edition 1/5: $500 / $600 framed

The Sprayer
2015
pigment print
20" x 20"

image © Seiya Bowen
edition 1/5: $500 / $600 framed

Strawberries from the Neighbor
2015
pigment print
20" x 20"

image © Seiya Bowen
edition 1/5: $500 / $600 framed

Trash Burner
2015
pigment print
20" x 20"

image © Seiya Bowen
edition 1/5: $500 / $600 framed

On the Walk
2016
pigment print
20" x 20"

image © Seiya Bowen
edition 1/5: $500 / $600 framed

Seiya Bowen

Nadachi

“Each summer for over a decade, I returned to my childhood home in Japan. With every visit, the town faded away, slowly being replaced by a new infrastructure of bullet trains and fast-speed freeways.”

In Nadachi, Seiya Bowen examines the socio-economic transformation of rural Japan by focusing his lens on the changes affecting the small town where his grandparents once lived. With increased urban development, many are abandoning Japan’s countryside for economic opportunities available in its metropolitan centers, leaving the older residents behind. Bowen’s quiet color photographs compose an intimate portrait of Nadachi alongside the striking visual evidence of the encroaching transportation systems moving people toward the larger cities. In this way, Bowen skillfully illustrates how these two worlds uncomfortably coexist within the same landscape, while also coming to terms with the personal loss of a particular way of life.

Seiya Bowen is a photographer currently based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He graduated from the University of New Mexico with a BFA in 2014 and has since exhibited both nationally and internationally at venues such as SITE Santa Fe and the Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, Colorado. Bowen’s photography has been featured in Fraction Magazine, PDN and Aint-Bad Magazine, among other publications. This is his first solo exhibition of Nadachi.

 

  • Artist talk with Seiya Bowen: Thursday, May 4, 5:00 PM

    All Blue Sky events and programs are free and open to the public.