Hiroshi Sugimoto, Time Exposed: #334 Arctic Ocean Nord Kapp 1990, 1990
Artist: Hiroshi Sugimoto
Title: Time Exposed: #334 Arctic Ocean Nord Kapp 1990
Classification: Limited Edition
Edition size: 500 (unnumbered, reported)
Size: 35.56 × 46.36 cm, 14 x 18 in
Markings: Stamped; with blindstamp title, date and number on the mount.
Condition: Excellent, creasing in the sky on the front.
ABOUT THE WORK:
Japanese photographer, Hiroshi Sugimoto. Sugimoto began this series in 1980 in locations worldwide. He used an old-fashioned large-format camera to make exposures of varying duration. In every example the horizon line bisects the image exactly in half. Sugimoto, himself, said of this body of work:"Water and air. So very commonplace are these substances, they hardly attract attention―and yet they vouchsafe our very existence. The beginnings of life are shrouded in myth: Let there water and air. Living phenomena spontaneously generated from water and air in the presence of light, though that could just as easily suggest random coincidence as a Deity. Let's just say that there happened to be a planet with water and air in our solar system, and moreover at precisely the right distance from the sun for the temperatures required to coax forth life. While hardly inconceivable that at least one such planet should exist in the vast reaches of universe, we search in vain for another similar example. Mystery of mysteries, water and air are right there before us in the sea. Every time I view the sea, I feel a calming sense of security, as if visiting my ancestral home; I embark on a voyage of seeing."
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