Hiroshi Sugimoto | Seascapes | ITSLIQUID

Hiroshi Sugimoto | Seascapes

Art | March 1, 2013 |

Caribbean Sea, Jamaica, 1980, by Hiroshi Sugimoto

Hiroshi Sugimoto | Seascapes

Water and air. So very common place are these substances, they hardly attract attention and yet they vouchsafe our very existence. The beginnings of life are shrouded in myth: let there water and air. Living phenomena spontaneously generated from water and air in the presence of light, though that could
just as easily suggest random coincidence as a Deity. Let’s just say that there happened to be a planet with water and air in our solar system, and moreover at precisely the right distance from the sun for the temperatures required to coax forth life. While hardly inconceivable that at least one such planet should exist in the vast reaches of universe, we search in vain for another similar example. Mystery of mysteries, water and air are right there before us in the sea. “Every time I view the sea, I feel a calming sense of security, as if visiting my ancestral home; I embark on a voyage of seeing“.

Ligurian Sea, Saviore, 1982, by Hiroshi Sugimoto

Hiroshi Sugimoto was born in Tokyo in 1948. In 1970 he moved to Los Angeles and studied photography at the Art Center College of Design. He lives in New York and Tokyo. He is best known for his highly stylized photographic series of seascapes, movie theaters, natural history dioramas, waxworks and Buddhist sculptures. These series provoke fundamental questions about the relationship of photography and time, as well as exploring the mysterious and ineffable nature of reality.

Baltic Sea, RĂ¼gen, 1996, by Hiroshi Sugimoto

In recent years, Sugimoto‘s work has become increasingly concrete at the same time as it has become notably more abstract. It has broken out of, or beyond, photographic illusion to touch the moment of an ideal space rendered in photography. In his Architecture series (1997-2002), rather than photographing key modernist buildings to elucidate their lines and volumes, Sugimoto blurred the image in an effort to capture not the buildings themselves but mental images of them.

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