Henry VIII, Hiroshi Sugimoto (1999) via Artknowledgenews
Berlin’s Neue Nationalgalerie presents a retrospective on the work of Japanese artist, Hiroshi Sugimoto. The exhibition consists of 70 black and white photographs, and one sculpture. Sugimoto has worked almost exclusively with the medium of black and white photography for over 30 years, and has worked with a wide variety of subjects. After staying at the Neue Nationalgalerie through October 5, the retrospective will travel to Düsseldorf, Salzburg and Lucerne.
View an interview with Hiroshi Sugimoto here [PBS Art21]
Vampires, Spooks, Beasts Hang Out in Surreal New Berlin Home [Bloomberg]
Hiroshi Sugimoto Retrospective, Berlin [Artshub]
Hiroshi Sugimoto Retrospective in Berlin [Art21]
Sugimoto Retrospective Exhibition [Designboom]
Artist Hiroshi Sugimoto via PBS Art21
The large majority of Sugimoto’s photographs are a part of a series or collection. Many of his photographic series focus on places, people, or things that are completely motionless. For example in one of his series, he photographs the static elements of wax figures from Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. By using traditional portraiture lighting, he explores how to use the two-dimensional medium of photography to bring to life the otherwise lifeless waxwork figures and animals.
Sugimoto says, “If this photograph now appears lifelike to you, perhaps you should reconsider what it means to be alive here and now’’
Diana, Princess of Wales, Hiroshi Sugimoto (1999) via PBS Art21
0039 Internal gear, Hiroshi Sugimoto (2004) via PBS Art21
Seascape series, Hiroshi Sugimoto black and white photograph via Designboom
Ohio Theatre, Hiroshi Sugimoto (1980) via Topix