Last Updated July 13, 2018

Kenji Aoki

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New York

Still Life/Objects
Influence: Contemporary influential


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Kenji Aoki is known for his stylish photographs. He frequently takes the ordinary, and transforms it by extracting it, and displaying it on a simplified background to create a powerful visual image.

Born in Tokyo in 1968, Kenji Aoki spent his formative years studying various design disciplines at Kuwasa Design School. While studying many comprehensive approaches to design, it was not the sculptures of Rodin in museums, nor the view from the top of Everest that inspired Aoki as an artist. It was in fact photography and its ability to capture beauty in “a normal coffee cup at home” that changed Aoki’s world. Because the subject was so ordinary, he needed to change his perspective 180 degrees in order to portray such objects beautifully. He became fascinated with this and it was then that he finally felt he had found his voice as an artist. Since then he has pursued the art of still life photography.

After a long and successful career in Tokyo, Aoki moved to New York permanently in 2009.

With his commercial photography he has worked with many clients in the U.S. and Europe. His work was included in a comprehensive archive of more than 30 years of the finest commissioned images published in The New York Times Magazine. He has received awards from SPD, The Art Directors Club, Communication Arts, American Photography, The New York Times Magazine, and Lurzer’s Archive.

Today, Kenji Aoki continues to produce compelling visual images.


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