Kenta Okamoto was born in Kyoto, Japan, in 1989. I received the BArch from Kobe University, and the MFA from Musashino Art University’s Graduate School. I live and work in Kyoto.
In my recent projects, such as Terraform(2017-2019), Stellarium(2019) and Nano(2019-2020), I took photographs of images displayed on my PC screen.
These days, a lot of people watch their screen like a smartphone and a PC for a long time. So it is easy to imagine that the Screen Time is longer than the Real Time.
We can touch a landscape separated by time and space literally. That’s why I thought it was a natural thing like my destiny decided from the beginning when I pointed my digital camera at my PC screen for the first time.
I don’t want to waste limited energy such as fuel, money and time any more. Then, I feel it is an unexplored frontier where has abundant resources.
And I get excited thinking about a screen is used like a window or a gate to the other side.
I don’t think it is good because I take a photograph of an image on my PC screen or a huge archive of the Internet. It’s just fun because I feel like finding a loophole like a wormhole. There is only a simple curiosity.
The following are my awards, features and exhibitions.
I won an honorable mention of Canon New Cosmos of Photography 2016(Japan, 2016). And I accepted for Nikon Juan21(Japan, 2013).
My recent project, Terraform, has been published in Digital issue of GUP magazine(The Netherlands, 2018). And my photographs have been exhibited internationally, such as Nikon Salon(Japan, 2013 and 2014); the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum(Japan, 2016); Quoz Arts Fest 2019(UAE, 2019); GPP PHOTO WEEK 2019(UAE, 2019); I Never Read(Switzerland, 2019); NY ART BOOK FAIR(USA, 2019).