Kansuke Hatakeyama (b. 1969, Hiroshima, Japan) is a lens-based artist who mainly works with photography. By emphasising aesthetics, Hatakeyama investigates the dynamics of un-landscape, including the manipulation of its outward effects and the limits of spectacle based on our assumptions of what un-landscape means to us. Rather than presenting a factual reality, an illusion is fabricated to conjure the realms of our imagination.
His works can sometimes radiate a cold and latent violence in the restraint. At times, disconcerting beauty emerges. The inherent visual seductiveness, along with the conciseness of the exhibitions, further complicates the reception of their manifold layers of meaning. Kansuke Hatakeyama currently lives and works in Wako in the Saitama Prefecture.
Man Made Erosion was exhibited in the Athens’ Benaki Museum as part of Athens Photo Festival 2018.