Kondo Building (Niigata, JP) 
  October 30 - November 6, 2022
Artist Biography
Yuto Sakai | 坂井 優斗
Born in 2002 in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. He has been presenting his works freely without being bound by existing formats, such as by holding impromptu "flash exhibitions" with other artists of the same age without notice. He actively distributes his books through self-publishing and has published 10 books, including "Yabun/Kōryō" (self-published, 2022), which fixed the multi-layered memories evoked by the ever-changing snowy landscape as visual images, and "Hello Goodbye" (self-published, 2021), his maiden work completed as his debut declaration as an artist while struggling against the ephemeral fate that comes with the act of shooting. 
2002年新潟県生まれ。同年代の作家たちと共にゲリラ展「flash exhibition」を開催するなど、既存の形式にとらわれない自由な着想で作品を発表している。自費出版による作品集の流通を積極的に行い、刻一刻と移り変わる雪景色から想起される多層的な記憶のレイヤーを定着させた『Yabun/Kōryō』(自費出版、2022年)、撮影という行為に伴う刹那的な運命との対峙に苦しみながらも写真家宣言として完成させたデビュー作の『Hello, Goodbye』(自費出版、2021年)など10冊の出版物がある。