about

Rieko Honma

Born in 1978, in Niigata, Japan

I always liked to take photographs since my childhood.
I found it fascinating that things you were looking at in that split second through the viewfinder would turn into a photograph.
It is quite recent that I picked photography as means of expression. It has been since I started using Nikon single-lens-reflex camera, and I have been mainly photographing people as subjects.
I learned photography and how to use equipment on my own, and mostly asked my family members or close friends to be models.
However, I have never been able to create photographs of ‘happy families’, social issues, documentaries and such themes.
For me, photography has been means to escape from the reality.
I wanted to give shapes to things such as unrealistic things, feelings, and things that exist but shapeless and invisible.
Many of photographs are inspired by dreams I have had.
I thought that memories of my dreams no one else was able to see could be shared with others by recording and visualizing them through medium of photography.
It was a suitable medium of expression for me to covey to someone the weird images, beautiful colors and strange events that would not be even imaginable when you are awake.
I hope to keep giving shapes to those beautiful, strange and weird things of the world of my dreams and shapeless things that cannot be seen in the reality.

【SOLO EXHIBITION】

2015.07
Exhibition of two artists
Rieko Honma,Masako Miyazaki「photo op」
MASATAKA COMTENPORARY (Tokyo,Japan)

2015.05
「Sink Into The Dream」Gallery NIW (Tokyo,Japan)

【GROUP EXHIBTION】

2016.03
「PHOTO SQUARE」
Shinpukan Kyoto

2016.01
「ALITEFNATIVE!」vol.3
Gallery Conceal Shibuya

2015.12
「SHIBUYA STYLE」vol.9
SEIBU SHIBUYA B Bld.

2015.08
「New Age Photography」
TOKYO INSTITUTE of PHOTOGRAPHY

2015.02
「CP+ONAEBA vol.16」(Yokohama,Japan)
Prize select by Toshihiro Terauchi

【ART FAIR】

2016.02
「LA ART BOOK FAIR」
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA

2014.11
「 ART FAIR SAPPORO 」

2014.09
「 MoMA PS1 NY ART BOOK FAIR 」
「 TOKYO ART BOOK FAIR 」

2014.06
「 I NEVER READ,ART BOOK FAIR BASEL 」

【PRESS】

【BOOK COVER】

2015.09.30
白井智之署「東京結合人間」表紙
角川書店

2016.01.23
内藤了署「LEAK」表紙
角川書店

2016.02.03
彩瀬まる署「やがて海へと届く」表紙、扉
講談社

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