このたびAMMON KYOTOでは、2023年7月21日(金)より写真家・青山裕企による「SCHOOLGIRL COMPLEX A to Z 」を開催いたします。 写真家・青山裕企(あおやまゆうき)の代表的作品「schoolgirl complex」は、2006年から制作をはじめて、2007年にキヤノン写真新世紀優秀賞(南條史生選)、2010年に写真集を刊行、シリーズ累計10万部以上のベストセラーになりました。2013年に、作品を原案とした映画「スクールガール・コンプレックス〜放送部篇〜」(主演: 森川葵・門脇麦)を公開。同級生の女の子と全く話せない悶々とした高校生活を過ごしてきた青山が、思春期の頃の女性に対する妄想を膨らませて制作してきた作品が、幅広い支持を得るに至りました。 関西初の大規模な個展となる本展では、2021年に刊行された15年分の「schoolgirl complex」の全貌(A to Z)をまとめた写真集「SCHOOLGIRL COMPLEX A to Z」に収録された全500点の作品をすべて展示する試みを中心に、以降撮影された新作も合わせて発表いたします。
AMMON KYOTO is pleased to present "SCHOOLGIRL COMPLEX A to Z" an exhibition by photographer Yuki Aoyama, starting on Friday 21st July 2023. The "schoolgirl complex" series of works by Yuki Aoyama, which began in 2006, won the Canon New Cosmos of Photography Excellence Award (selected by Fumio Nanjo) in 2007, and was published in 2010 as a best-selling photo book have sold more than total of 100,000 copies. In 2013, "Schoolgirl Complex - Broadcasting Club Arc" (starring Aoi Morikawa and Mugi Kadowaki), a movie based on his work, was released. Aoyama, who spent his agonizing high school years not being able to talk to girls in his class at all, has gained wide support for the works he has created based on his adolescent fantasies about women. This exhibition, Aoyama's first large-scale solo show in the Kansai region, will focus on his attempt to exhibit all 500 works included in "SCHOOLGIRL COMPLEX A to Z," a photo book compiling the entire "schoolgirl complex" of 15 years (A to Z) published in 2021, as well as new works photographed since then. The exhibition will also include new works taken since the book was published.
ARTIST STATEMENT 「schoolgirl complex」は、 記号的な存在である女子学生をモチーフに、凝視から生まれるさまざまな妄想やフェティシズムを、淡い憧憬としてパッケージした作品です。透けるシャツ・ソックス・チェックのスカートからのびる足・膝裏・ほくろ・かさぶたなど、画一的な制服を身にまとっていても、彼女たちの個性の痕跡はたしかに存在していて、思春期の頃の私は、それらに対して強い妄想と欲望を抱いていました。それと同時に、まだ女性経験がなかった私は、 女性に対して強い恐怖心（コンプレックス）も抱いていました。 そんな複雑な感情・妄想・欲望を、徹底的に洗練された形で表現して、記号化することにより、 私は思春期の儚さや危うさを多面的に表現したいと考えています。
The "schoolgirl complex" is a work that packages various fantasies and fetishes born from staring at the symbolic existence of schoolgirls, The "schoolgirl complex" is a work that packages various fantasies and fetishism born from staring at the symbolic existence of schoolgirls as a faint longing. Even though they wear uniforms, there are traces of their individuality, such as their transparent shirts, socks, legs stretching out from their checked skirts, the backs of their knees, moles, scabs, etc. When I was an adolescent, I had strong fantasies and desires for these things. At the same time, I had a strong fear (complex) of women because I had not yet had any experience with women. By expressing and symbolizing such complex emotions, fantasies, and desires in a thoroughly refined form, I hope to
express the fragility and danger of adolescence from multiple perspectives
SCHOOLGIRL COMPLEX A to Z #058 2023年, 360×360mm (Frame size: 535×535mm), Inkjet print
The "ultimate sunny man" who loves penguins, short hair and cats. Mr. Portrait has a fetishistic but innocent style, capturing school uniforms and complexes in a fascinating way.
Born 1978 in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture. In 2002, during a bicycle trip across Japan and around the world, decided to pursue photography. In 2005, after graduating the College of Psychology at the School of Human Sciences from the University of Tsukuba, moved to Tokyo to set up his own business as a photographer. In 2007, won the Canon New Cosmos of Photography Excellence Award. Manages a gallery, publishing label and online community. Currently resides in Tokyo.
Has produced works such as “Sorari-man”, “Schoolgirl Complex” and “Shojo Raisan” that reflect his own views on adolescence and images of fathers and girls, while using " Symbolic existence in Japanese society " as motifs. Since 2009, has published more than 100 books, including a collection of photographs (and many translated editions). Has participated in numerous solo exhibitions and art fairs abroad, including in Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Spain and New York. “Schoolgirl Complex" was made into a film in 2013, and the photo book became a bestseller with a total of more than 100,000 copies sold.
Has taken charge of photobooks for iconic actresses, idols and celebrities of the era, including Yuriko Yoshitaka, Rino Sashihara, Rina Ikoma and Oriental Radio. Focuses on portrait photography, including advertising, corporate and magazine photogravure, book binding, CD and artist photography. Also writes (essays, practical photography books) and teaches (lectures, workshops, instructor), and has appeared on TV, radio and other media.
It's been 25 years since started photography with no money and zero connections, and 18 years since I moved to Tokyo and set up my own business. With his own strategies, has been swimming in the photography industry, aiming to be the "first penguin". https://yukiao.jp