Hiroshi Sugimoto - KYOBAI, Japanese Art and Culture London Wednesday, April 2, 2008 | Phillips

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  • Exhibited

    Locarno, Galleria SPSAS, Sugimoto, August 5 – September 24, 1995, (another example exhibited)

  • Literature

    Galleria SPSAS Locarno, Skira editore, Motion Picture by Sugimoto, Milan, 1995

  • Artist Biography

    Hiroshi Sugimoto

    Japanese • 1948

    Hiroshi Sugimoto's work examines the concepts of time, space and the metaphysics of human existence through breathtakingly perfect images of theaters, mathematical forms, wax figures and seascapes. His 8 x 10 inch, large-format camera and long exposures give an almost eerie serenity to his images, treating the photograph as an ethereal time capsule and challenging its associations of the 'instant.' 

    In his famed Seascapes, Sugimoto sublimely captures the nature of water and air, sharpening and blurring the elements together into a seamless, formless entity.  This reflection of the human condition and its relationship with time follows through his exploration of historical topics and timeless beauty as he uniquely replicates the world around us.

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Marion Palace


Gelatin silver print.

41.9 x 54.6 cm. (16 1/2 x 21 1/2 in).

Signed in pencil on the verso. Number 9 from an edition of 25.

£10,000 - 15,000 

KYOBAI, Japanese Art and Culture

3 Apr 2008, 6pm