skull, Polar bear

Eiji Yuzawa

※3D model may be different from original color and figure of art works.

Designs that spring spontaneously from nature are made up of an arrangement of distorted straight and curved lines that we human beings could never dream of.

The etymology of “baroque” goes back to the Portuguese word “barroco,” which signify “a rough or imperfect pearl.”

The shape of this kind of pearl is quite unique.

The “Baroque” as an art form began and flourished in Italy at the end of the sixteenth century then developed in much of continental Europe, such as Spain and Holland, in the 17th and early 18th centuries.

This art form, with its complex movements, curvatures and heavy decoration, can carry the meaning of “irregular, idiosyncratic, uneven,” using these forms to give rise to dramatic effects. I am often asked why I chose “bones” as a photographic subject.

My answer is this.

By casting light onto their peculiar, natural shapes,

I continually discover a new aesthetics of sculpture. This, too, can be called baroque.

Light and dark manifest themselves and bring before our eyes unknown worlds that should not exist.

By becoming photographs, these bones are no longer bones. 



skull, Polar bear
Picture: H 321 W 233 (mm)
Amount: H 460 W 335 D 25 (mm)
material pigment print



Eiji Yuzawa Photographer
Born in Yokohama, Kanagawa in 1966, he learned photography on his own.

In 2008, he published the book "BONES the Skeleton and Functional Beauty of Animals" (Hayakawa Publishing Inc.).

This became a controversial topic from the art and biology world, and was praised in newspapers and magazines.

After this, he published and held exhibitions for "BAROCCO Beauty of Form"(Shinchosha Publishing co.) and "RARE BONES" (Hayakawa Publishing Inc.), and in 2008 did a collaboration for Shiseido's "Yomu Hanatsubaki" alongside Nakajo Masayoshi.

In 2009, he took part in The Miyake Issei Foundation 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT 5th Planned Exhibition Yamanaka Shunji Collection, "BONES".

In 2010, with the theme o the beauty of "water", he presented the mysterious structure of water as an art piece, naming it "The Surrealism of Water".

This was published in many different medias including America's photography magazine, PDN(Photo District News).