Monday, March 27, 2006

Hiroshi Sugimoto

I have always had an affinity for that place where the sky/water touches land in a photograph. Like a minimalist color field painting there is an electric energy, a resonance, a tension as the space vibrates between infinity and the surface of the print. I spent all of graduate school exploring this point of contact, I painted large areas of vibrant color butted against each other and I photographed the volumous Nebraska sky as it touched the land. The Hirshhorn opened a major exhibit of the work of Hiroshi Sugimoto and his seascapes are as tranquilizing as a Rothko painting.

Hiroshi Sugimoto at the Hirshhorn

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