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Fundación MAPFRE inagurates in Barcelona Black Box, by Hiroshi Sugimoto
19 February, 2016€3
Alaskan Wolves 1994. Gelatin Silver Print. © Hiroshi Sugimoto
As of February 19, 2016, you can visit the exhibition at the Casa Garriga i Nogués in Barcelona, dedicated to the Japanese photographer, Hiroshi Sugimoto. The exhibition, under the title of Hiroshi Sugimoto. Black Box provides a journey through some of his most famous series and invites us to learn about the work that the artist is working on right now.
This multidisciplinary artist, based in New York since the ’70s, works with sculptures, architecture, installation and photography, and is considered to be one of the most important international artists in the last field.
The exhibition includes 39 large prints, showing the last forty years of the artist’s work.
The exhibition is split into five series, dedicated to the artist’s five large series and includes: Seascapes (1980- ), Portraits (1994-1999), Theaters (1976- ), Dioramas (1976-2012) and Lightning Fields (2006-).
Sugimoto’s work is characterized by an immense natural beauty and a high technical virtuosity. The photographer has managed to reinterpret some of the most characteristic genres of the classic photography tradition, rejecting digital technology in favor of traditional methods.
Overall, the work of Hiroshi Sugimoto is a profound meditation on the nature of perception, illusion, representation, life and death.