Overview participating exhibitions

Metropolis
2011

Metropolis

Xavier Comas

TOKYO UP, DOWN (Japan, 2009)

Post-industrial urban society demands an efficient use of space. For decades the solution lay in skyscrapers, which fundamentally altered social space and the structure of communities. The lift, a form of transportation that makes vertical living possible, has played a key role in this. Xavier Comas recorded the lifts of Tokyo in black and white, revealing the essential paradox of estrangement in the metropolis: emotional distance cheek by jowl with unavoidable physical proximity.

  • TOKYO UP, DOWN (Japan, 2009)

  • TOKYO UP, DOWN (Japan, 2009)

  • TOKYO UP, DOWN (Japan, 2009)

  • TOKYO UP, DOWN (Japan, 2009)

  • TOKYO UP, DOWN (Japan, 2009)

Biography

Xavier Comas (Spain, 1970) studied Fine Arts at the University of Barcelona, but presently has his home base in Bangkok, Thailand. After a background in design and illustration, since 2004 he has been a full-time photographer.

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Metropolis - City Life in the Urban Age

Metropolis - City Life in the Urban Age

Price EUR 17,50