Hiroshi Sugimoto is a multidisciplinary artist that works with photography, sculpture, architecture and installation. In the field of photography he is considered one of the most influential figures of the past few decades.
His work constitutes a profound meditation on the nature of perception, illusion, representation, life and death. His images locate us at the frontier between illusion and reality.
Black Box displays some of his most important works over the past 40 years. The exhibition includes pieces from the series: Seascapes (1980- ), Portraits (1994-1999),, Theaters (1976- ), Dioramas (1976-2012) and Lightning Fields (2006-).
Sugimoto prefers to use traditional methods of photography rather than digital. Ansel Adams has been a strong referent in his career. “The technique is very important to me. Knowing what my photography can do, my concept is adjusted to the limit of my technique. I see what the camera can see. I feel like I become a camera. My mind is a black box.”, says Sugimoto.
A wonderful exhibition. A must see if you are in Barcelona.
The Black Box at Fundación MAPFRE (19 February – 8 May, 2016)