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Hiroshi Sugimoto

 

Tokyo (Japan) 1948. He has lived and worked in New York since 1974. He studied at St. Paul’s University in Tokyo, and left Japan in 1970 to study photography at the Art Center of Design in Los Angeles, at a moment when minimalism and conceptualism were the predominant currents in art. It is in this context that he develops an original photographic technique, marked by a serious approach and a penetrating analysis of empirical reality with metaphysical references. His work is structured in large series, always in black and white, which over the years have aimed to deal with the passage of time. His first series done at the Natural Science Museum in Chicago (Dioramas, 1976) was the beginning of a brilliant career in which the subjects chosen, whether dissected animals, theatres (Theaters, 1978) or seas (Seascapes, 1980) set up a silent dialogue between what remains unchanging and the consubstantial evolution of time. He has won prestigious awards such as the Hasselblad Foundation and the Guggenheim, both in 2001, and has exhibited at the leading museums of the world: MoMA in New York, Fondation Cartier in Paris, MoCA in Los Angeles, the XXV Sao Paulo Biennial or the Guggenheim Museum in New York.

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