Tamura was born in Toyama in 1977, now based in Atami. He holds a Master of Film and New Media from Tokyo University of the Arts, and a Bachelor of Photography from Nihon University. He was guest researcher of the Institut für Raumexperiment, Olafur Eliasson class at the Berlin University by the Japanese Government Overseas Study Program for Artists.
Tamura samples not only images that he has taken himself but also preexisting footage, coaxing unique relationships out of them in order to create new landscapes. The form of these works varies from installations that incorporate elements of bodily presence and experience, as well as performances that draw the spectator in.
Artist talk about search for “KCUA from the Meiji Era to the Present – A Collaboration with Yuichiro Tamura (tentative title)”