Mechanical Form, Material Testing Machine 0046

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  • Provenance

    Private collection, Germany

  • Artist Bio

    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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Mechanical Form, Material Testing Machine 0046

2004
Gelatin silver print.
25.3 x 20.3 cm. (10 x 8 in).
Signed 'Sugimoto' lower right and numbered of 25 with blindstamp lower centre. This work is from an edition of 25.

Estimate
£3,000 - 5,000 

sold for £6,000

NOW: Art of the 21st Century

26 Sept 2009
London