“Hiroshi Sugimoto” conceptual photography at Mapfre Foundation Madrid

A notably intellectual artist, Sugimoto’s work contains a highly meditated conceptual element that encourages the spectator towards philosophical reflection and which the artist has used to reinterpret some of the principal genres in the classic tradition of photography.

 

Union City Drive-in, Union City , 1993. Gelatin silver print. © Hiroshi Sugimoto

Union City Drive-in, Union City , 1993. Gelatin silver print. © Hiroshi Sugimoto

 

From 23 June to 25 September 2016, Fundación Mapfre is presenting an exhibition in its Madrid exhibition space in Paseo Recoletos 23 on the Japanese artist Hiroshi Sugimoto, offering a survey of his work through his best-known series.

The exhibition is divided into five sections devoted to the artist’s major series: Theaters (1976-present); Lightning Fields (2006-present); Dioramas (1976-2012); Portraits (1994-1999); and Seascapes (1980-present). On display are a total of 41 large-format works that offer a survey of the artist’s last forty years of artistic activity while also looking forward to future creations, given that some of these series are still ongoing. (more…)