Seiichi Furuya

*1950 in Izu, Japan, lives in Graz, Austria

The work of Seiichi Furuya − the Japanese photographer now living in Graz, Austria − revolves as intensely as ever around the figure of his wife Christine, as he selects new images of her and continually rearranges and re-issues these images. In addition to numerous exhibitions, under the collective title ‚Mémoires‘ five artist’s books have been released since 1989, all of which are dedicated to the memory of his wife − a visual labor to preserve her memory.

Since 1975, Furuya has had numerous exhibitions, both in Europe and overseas, at such venues as Forum Stadtpark and Camera Austria, Graz, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Albertina, Vienna, and Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography. More recently his work has been shown at Museum für Photographie Braunschweig, Heidelberger Kunstverein, Kunsthaus Dresden and GfzK Leipzig.

Dresden 1984, C-print
Graz 1979, Gelatin silver print
Graz 1983, Gelatin silver print
Graz 1983, Gelatin silver print
Vienna 1988, Gelatin silver print
Izu 1978, C-print
Venice 1985, C-print
East Berlin 1987, C-print
West Berlin - East Berlin 1985, Gelatin silver print
Graz 1978, Gelatin silver print
East Berlin 1987, C-print
Graz 1992, C-print
Graz 1979, Gelatin silver print
East Berlin 1986, Gelatin silver print
East Berlin – Vienna 1985, C-print
East Berlin 1987, Gelatin silver print
Schattendorf 1981, Gelatin silver print
East Berlin 1987, Gelatin silver print
East Berlin 1986, C-print
Dresden 1984, Gelatin silver print
Dresden 1984, Gelatin silver print
East Berlin 1986, C-print
Kapfenberg 1988, Gelatin silver print
Kapfenberg 1988, Gelatin silver print