Akira GOMI

Born 1953 in Tokyo, Japan. Graduated from Nihon University College of Art Department of Photography. Moved to Paris in 1977 and studied under Laurence Sackman and Michel Benton until 1983. After returning to Japan, has begun to work with fashion magazine such as "Ryuukou Tsuushin (Trend News)" and "ELLE JAPON". In 1989 he started photographing Japanese girls to record typical women's bodies. In 1991 his first monogram "YELLOWS 1.0" was stopped from sales by the publisher just before its release because of the problem of showing pubic hair. Afetr this incident, all of his books were cut and disposed of. Ironically, this case made him famous. In the end, he released "YELLOWS" as the Japan's first CD-ROM photo collection in 1993.

From then on he released 14 titles such as "YELLOWS2.0", "AMERICANS", "YELLOWS3.0" up until 2000. Taught web design photography at Vantan Design Laboratory.Held exhibition "August Sander and Akira Gomi" in 1997 at Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, and "YELLOWS RESTART" in 1999. In 1997, held the exhbition "YELLOWS Contemporary Girls Psycho Sexual" at DIGITALOGUE Gallery Tokyo. In 2008, he held "YELLOWS Return To Classic" in Canon Gallery (location moved from Ginza, Nagoya and Umeda, Japan) and "Photographs of Akira GOMI -Yellows 1.0-" at Toki no Wasuremono, Minami Aoyama, Tokyo. In 2009, held the group show "Family plots" with his former assistants.

 

 


"Shiro KURAMATA Sydney(1987)"

1989 (Printed in 2012)
Lambda Print
Image Size: 34.0x27.0cm
Sheet Size: 42.0x29.7cm
Set Ed.12
Single Ed.24
Signed

"Shiro KURAMATA Blue Champagne (1989)"

1989 (Printed in 2012)
Lambda Print
Image Size: 34.0x27.0cm
Sheet Size: 42.0x29.7cm
Set Ed.12
Single Ed.24
Signed

"Shiro KURAMATA Miss Blanche (1988)"

1989 (Printed in 2012)
Lambda Print
Image Size: 34.0x27.0cm
Sheet Size: 42.0x29.7cm
Set Ed.12
Single Ed.24
Signed


"Shiro KURAMATA Acrylic Back Chair (1988) Red"

1989 (Printed in 2012)
Lambda Print
Image Size: 34.0x27.0cm
Sheet Size: 42.0x29.7cm
Set Ed.12
Single Ed.24
Signed

"Shiro KURAMATA Acrylic Back Chair (1988) Blue and Yellow"

1989 (Printed in 2012)
Lambda Print
Image Size: 34.0x27.0cm
Sheet Size: 42.0x29.7cm
Set Ed.12
Single Ed.24
Signed

"Shiro KURAMATA Copacabana (1989)"

1989 (Printed in 2012)
Lambda Print
Image Size: 34.0x27.0cm
Sheet Size: 42.0x29.7cm
Set Ed.12
Single Ed.24
Signed


"25P_AC·ACB"

1991
Vintage Gelatin Silver Print
107.5x170.0cm
Signed
SOLD

"Rena MURAKAMI"

1991
Vintage Gelatin Silver Print
21.5x34.0cm
Signed
SOLD

 


"6P_UP·AC·ACB"

1991
Vintage Gelatin Silver Print
64.5x102.0cm
Signed

"3P_FS·FSB·AC·ACB"

1991
Vintage Gelatin Silver Print
64.5x51.0cm
Signed

 


"Mio UEDA"

1991
Vintage Gelatin Silver Print
21.5x85.0cm
Signed
SOLD

"Mikako OHHASHI"

1991
Vintage Gelatin Silver Print
21.5x85.0cm
Signed

 


"8P_UP·AC"

1991
Vintage Gelatin Silver Print
86.0x68.0cm
Signed

"4P_UP·AC"

1991
Vintage Gelatin Silver Print
43.0x68.0cm
Signed

 


"5P_FS"

1991
Vintage Gelatin Silver Print
21.5x85.0cm
Signed

"4P_AC·ACB"

1991
Vintage Gelatin Silver Print
43.0x68.0cm
Signed
SOLD

 


"Byobu"

1991 (printed 2008)
Digital print
172.6x128.2cm
Signed

 


"Rena Murakami vintage 1989-1"

1989
Vintage Gelatin Silver Print
Image size: 25.5x21.4cm
Sheet size: 30.4x25.3cm
Signed

"Rena Murakami CP vintage 1989-2"

1989
Vintage Gelatin Silver Print
14.7x10.2cm
Signed

"Rena Murakami CP vintage 1989-3"

1989
Vintage Gelatin Silver Print
13.6x9.7cm
Signed


"Rena Murakami CP vintage 1989-4"

1989
Vintage Gelatin Silver Print
12.1x10.1cm
Signed

"Rena Murakami CP vintage 1989-5"

1989
Vintage Gelatin Silver Print
12.6x10.3cm
Signed

"Rena Murakami CP vintage 1989-6"

1989
Vintage Gelatin Silver Print
14.2x10.8cm
Signed


"Rena Murakami CP vintage 1989-7"

1989
Vintage Gelatin Silver Print
13.8x10.8cm
Signed

"Rena Murakami CP vintage 1989-8"

1989
Vintage Gelatin Silver Print
12.9x10.0cm
Signed

"Rena Murakami CP vintage 1989-9"

1989
Vintage Gelatin Silver Print
13.2x10.4cm
Signed


"Rena Murakami CP vintage 1989-10"

1989
Vintage Gelatin Silver Print
12.5x10.5cm
Signed

"Rena Murakami CP vintage 1989-11"

1989
Vintage Gelatin Silver Print
10.4x13.1cm
Signed

"Rena Murakami CP vintage 1989-12"

1989
Vintage Gelatin Silver Print
11.2x13.9cm
Signed


"Rena Murakami CP vintage 1989-13"

1989
Vintage Gelatin Silver Print
11.4x14.4cm
Signed

"Rena Murakami vintage 1991-14"

1989
Vintage Gelatin Silver Print
Image size: 22.2x18.2cm
Sheet size: 25.3x20.3cm
Signed

"Rena Murakami CP vintage 1989-15"

1989
Vintage Gelatin Silver Print
12.2x10.4cm
Signed


"Rena Murakami CP vintage 1989-17"

1989CA
Vintage Gelatin Silver Print
12.2×10.3cm
Signed

"Rena Murakami CP vintage 1989-21"

1989
Vintage Gelatin Silver Print
13.4x10.0cm
Signed

"Rena Murakami vintage 1989-22"

1989CA
Vintage Gelatin Silver Print
13.5×10.6cm
Signed


"Rena Murakami CP vintage 1989-23"

1989
Vintage Gelatin Silver Print
12.9x9.8cm
Signed

"Rena Murakami vintage 1991-24"

1989
Vintage Gelatin Silver Print
13.2x10.4cm
Signed

"Rena Murakami CP vintage 1989-25"

1989
Vintage Gelatin Silver Print
12.8x9.6cm
Signed


"Sh・I・N・C
-Rena MURAKAMI-"

1989 (Printed in 2012)
Lambda Print
Image Size: 34.0x27.0cm
Sheet Size: 42.0x29.7cm
Signed

"BRUTUS
-Rena MURAKAMI-"

1989 (Printed in 2012)
Lambda Print
Image Size: 34.0x27.0cm
Sheet Size: 42.0x29.7cm
Signed

<BRUTUS> Ai Komori BW
1989 printed in 2009
Gelatin Silver Print
41.8x33.0cm
Signed
<BRUTUS> Ai Komori CL
1989
Polaroid Color
24.0x19.0cm
Signed
SOLD
<nude of J Rena Murakami> 01
1991
Vintage Gelatin Silver Print
22.2x18.2cm
Signed

SOLD

 

<nude of J Rena Murakami> 02
1991 printed in 2009
Gelatin Silver Print
38.7x29.7cm
Signed
<nude of J Rena Murakami> 03
1991 printed in 2009
Gelatin Silver Print
39.5x29.3cm
Signed
<nude of J Rena Murakami> 04
1991 printed in 2009
Gelatin Silver Print
30.2x39.5cm
Signed

 

<nude of J Rena Murakami> 05
1991 printed in 2009
Gelatin Silver Print
31.2x39.8cm
Signed
<BRUTUS> Rena Murakami
1989
Polaroid Color
24.1x19.0cm
Signed

SOLD
<BRUTUS> 01
1989
Polaroid Color
24.1x19.0cm
Signed

SOLD

 

<nude of J> 01
1991
Polaroid Color
24.0x19.0cm
Signed
<nude of J> 02
1991
Polaroid Color
24.0x19.0 cm
Signed
<SEnBa Yuki Senba> 01
1991
Polaroid Color
24.1x19.0cm
Signed

 

<SEnBa Yuki Senba> 02
1991
Polaroid Color
24.1x19.0cm
Signed
<SEnBa Yuki Senba> 03
1991
Polaroid Color
19.0x24.1cm
Signed
<PLAYBOY> 91-04-01
1991
Polaroid Color
24.1x19.0cm
Signed

 

<PLAYBOY> 91-04-02
1991
Polaroid Color
24.1x19.0cm
Signed
<PLAYBOY> 91-04-03
1991
Polaroid Color
24.1x19.0cm
Signed
<PLAYBOY> 91-04-04
1991
Polaroid Color
24.0x19.0cm
Signed
SOLD

 

<PLAYBOY> 91-04-05
1991
Polaroid Color
24.1x19.0cm
Signed
<PLAYBOY> 91-04-06
1991
Polaroid Color
24.1x19.0cm
Signed
<PLAYBOY> 91-06-01
1991
Vintage C-print
24.1x18.5cm
Signed

 

<PLAYBOY> 91-06-02
1991
Vintage C-print
24.1x18.5 cm
Signed
<PLAYBOY> 91-06-03
1991
Vintage C-print
24.1x18.5cm
Signed
<PLAYBOY> 91-06-04 Ai Komori
1991
Vintage C-print
24.1x18.5cm
Signed

 


"Shinc 01"

1990
Vintage Gelatin Silver Print
22.2x18.2cm
Signed

SOLD

"Shinc Yellows 01"

1990
Vintage Gelatin Silver Print
22.2x18.2cm
Signed

<nude of J Rena Murakami> 06

1991 printed in 2009
Gelatin Silver Print
27.5x21.5cm
Signed

 


<PLAYBOY> 91-06-05 Ai Komori

1991 printed in 2009
Gelatin Silver Print
26.8x20.5cm
Signed

<SEnBa Yuki Senba> 04

1991 printed in 2009
Gelatin Silver Print
40.0x30.3cm
Signed

<SEnBa Yuki Senba> 05

1991 printed in 2009
Gelatin Silver Print
40.0x30.3cm
Signed

 


<PLAYBOY> 91-06-05

1991 (printed 2009)
Gelatin Silver Print
26.2x20.5cm
Signed

"Rena Murakami"

1989 (printed 2008)
Gelatin Silver Print
42.0x33.0cm
Ed.5
Signed

 

"Toki no WAsuremono Archives vol.1  Akira GOMI  -Yellows-"
Published 10th Oct. 2008
A4 accordion-fold
10 pages
Photos: Akira GOMI

♦ Printed as the catalogue for "Yellows1.0 -Akira GOMI Exhibition-". In addition to the ordinary version, 175 limited editions were printed with signed original prints.

 

"Rena Murakami"
Gelatin Silver Print, RC paper
Image size: 44.6x54.0cm
Signed
∗There is a small dent

from <Eros & Khaos, The Photograph Collection of Mr.X>

 

"Yellows"
49 polaroids in frame
Image size: 154.3x121.4cm
Frame size: 155.5x122.5cm
SOLD

from <Eros & Khaos, The Photograph Collection of Mr.X>

 


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Toki no Wasuremono Archives
"Toki no Wasuremono Archives vol.1  Akira GOMI  -Yellows-"


 


Exhibitions
2014
No.253)    Charm of Gelatin Silver Prints V    8/20 - 8/30


2013
No.232)  Charm of Gelatin Silver Prints IV  8th Feb. 2012 - 16th Feb.

2012
No.219)  AKIRA GOMi 1972-2012 / Shiro KURAMATA & Rena MURAKAMI.  11th May. 2012 - 19th May.
No.213)  Charm of Gelatin Silver Prints III -Nude is beautiful-  27th Jan. 2012 - 4th Feb.

2010
No.191)  Charm of Gelatin Silver Prints II -Noir et Blanc-  27th Aug. 2010 - 4th Sep.
No.186)  The NUDE  13th Apr. 2010 - 24th Apr.

2009
No.177)  Akira GOMI Exhibition  4th Aug. 2009 - 22nd Aug.

2008
No.169)  Rediscover The Beauty of Prints  12th Dec. 2008 - 27th Dec.
No.167)  Photo Collection "Fall in Love with The Photographs"  31st Oct. 2008 - 8th Nov.
No.166)  Akira GOMI photo exhibition "Yellows1.0"  10th Oct. 2008 - 25th Oct.

2006
Eros & Khaos, The Photograph Collection of Mr.X  6th Sep. 2006 - 9th Sep.  (Eros & Khaos, The Photograph Collection of Mr.X)

 

Collector's voice (Japanese)
Shigeru HARA  "Akira GOMI photo exhibition"  Aug. 2009
Osamu SAEKI  "A cloud and an afterimage - modern art as an intermedium"  from coto Vol.17
Yu ODAGIRI  "Eros & Khaos, The Photograph Collection of Mr.X"  Sep. 2006