Kenryou Gu was born in Kyoto in 1994 and raised in Shanghai.
He graduated from the College of Contemporary Art and Photography at Kyoto University of Art and Design. While at university, he studied abroad at École nationale supérieure de la photographie, Arles, France.The widespread admiration of his work has been marked by his awards, “KG + Award 2018” grand prize and the “sanwacompany Art Award / Art in The House 2019” grand prize. Currently, he lives and works in Tokyo.
Based on sensation and perception he gets by immersing himself in the cities, the artist uses
photography as a means to compress and transform the information accumulated behind our urban spaces. By connecting and reconstructing different times and places, the artist highlights invisible layers of information that potentially constitute the scenery, guiding the gaze through the hidden peripheral context of the urban space.
Wu-mai001, inkjet printing, 70.3×105.8cm, 2018
Skytree, inkjet printing, 200×300cm, 2019
Utopia_I_005, Inkjet printing, 135.5×203.2cm, 2018
Dark Mountain, Inkjet printng, 93×116.2cm
Utopia_i_014, Inkjet printing, 135.3×203.2cm, 2019