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'Colony' by Keiichiro features a striking arrangement of flowers set within blocks of ice, resembling a vase. Through this art, Keiichiro delves into the concepts of impermanence and transience found in both nature and life. The flowers serve as symbols of fleeting beauty, representing existence's ephemeral nature, susceptible to alteration and deterioration. The juxtaposition of the fragile flowers and the ever-changing state of the ice encourages viewers to ponder the delicate equilibrium between stability and impermanence, highlighting the diverse essence inherent in all living beings.

Keiichiro Muramatsu 
Keiichiro Muramatsu was born in 1972 in Shizuoka, Japan. He attended a Focal Point professional photography course in Vancouver in 2001-2002. After going back to Japan, he established a portrait studio ”The Fourth Avenue Studio” in 2008 in Shizuoka, Japan. He has started to learn “Nageire” (literally, “thrown into”) which is a freer form of flower arrangement, placing innocent wildflowers simply in rough-hewn vessels, from 2013. He also established an atelier for producing his works in 2014. 

April. 2019 "SHINE A LIGHT" at Marie-Robin (Paris, France)
Nov. 2018 "WHITE LIGHT" at Marie-Robin (Paris, France)
April. 2018 "Struct" at Marie-Robin (Paris, France)
June. 2017 "Lumières d’Or/Golden Light" at Marie-Robin (Paris, France)
Nov. 2015 "A STAGE" at Marie-Robin (Paris, France)
Aug. 2002 "Vancouver" at Center A (Vancouver, BC)

June. 2002 "Focal Point's Full Time Graduate Exhibition" at Exposure Gallery (Vancouver, BC)  
May. 2002 "Explore Asian 2002 --- One more time" ar Turks (Vancouver, BC)
1998-2002  Annual Exhibition ---"Relation" etc. at Ai Gallery (Shizuoka, Japan)

FOTOFEVER PARIS 2017 10>12 NOV. 2017 at CARROUSEL DU LOUVRE (Paris, France)

*PX3 2023 (Prix de la Photographie, Paris) Silver Prize, "Colony", Professional-Nature/Flowers
*Minimalist Photography Awards Honorable Mention, "Colony", Fine Art
*IPA 2020 (International Photography Awards) 1st place, "White Light", Professional-Nature/Flowers
*TIFA 2019 (Tokyo International Foto Awards) Silver Prize, "In Harmony-Sparkle-", Professional-Fine Art/Other
*IPA 2019 (International Photography Awards) 3rd place, "IN HARMONY", Professional-Nature/Flowers
*TIFA 2018 (Tokyo International Foto Awards) Gold Prize, "White Light", Professional-Nature/Flowers
*IPA 2017 (International Photography Awards) 1st place, "Golden Light", Professional-Nature/Flowers
*PX3 2015 (Prix de la Photographie, Paris) Second Prize, "A STAGE", Professional-Nature/Flowers