Kimiko Yoshida

Kimiko Yoshida’s quasi-monochrome self-portraits are well known and well acknowledged. These large, square, subtly lit monochromic photographs constitute her signature works since 2001. The artist, who sees a figure of the infinite in monochrome, regards the self-portrait as a disappearance: totally conditioned by the experience of transformation, her art develops the highly contemporary stance of protest against voluntary servitude, stereotypes of « gender » and biological determinism of heredity.

« Art is a subtle process of transposition, an assiduous struggle with the state of things. To be there where I think I am not, to disappear where I think I am, that is what matters. »