Private Photo Lesson
Ryuji's practice is inspired of mandala painting patterns which are found all over the world. His style of photography relies on the composition of each object created thought different methods. Currently Ryuji is researching how to communicate with visual elements thought the study of human interaction and the use of symbols with the intention to understand the subject more deeply when producing photographic images.
The yin and yang symbols often appear in his work in different guises. They came from ancient Chinese philosophy which offers a more profound research into the roots of life: all human life resides in the middle of two elements; for instance darkness and brightness, positive and negative, hard and soft, hot and cold, happy and sad; people therefore living naturally or deliberately harmonising those two elements. People visualise the decorative hearts, despite their complexity, thought their diverse personalities, opinion, thoughts, feelings and ideas. We are living with each other, making a form out of human organisation to build our life better within the limitation of time.
Human thought and creativity are unlimited and creativity, especially in the Arts is essential for the good health of the human psyche. Ordinary people make objects. Thought the high discipline required to produce this work, he gained self-understanding in turn giving me a positive outlook on life.