Hiroshi Sugimoto’s Sea Scapes at the Gagosian


“Sea of Japan” (1996) by Hiroshi Sugimoto

If you have never seen Hiroshi Sugimoto’s Seascapes you should probably reflect on your last 5 or 10 years of life as being virtually insignificant in its absence of Sugimotoness. Then you should laugh off the silly claim because, hey, it’s just art. Then you should make your way over to the Gagosian Gallery on 21st street to check out said Seascapes and enjoy an exhibit architecturally constructed by Sugimoto himself.


“Ionion Sea” (1990) by Hiroshi Sugimoto

I think it’s really interesting that many Japanese contemporary photographers have created similar work, assumingly stemming from an intrigue with the ocean. I know, I know, I brought this up before. I guess the most obvious explanation is that Japan is an island, hence the magnified influence of the high seas.


Untitled print by Yukikazu Ito


Untitled print from the series, “Sense of Beauty” by Ryo Owada

2 Comments

  1. In some special way, these works remind me the final stages of Mark Rothko.
    Isn’t it?

  2. In some special way, these works remind me the final stages of Mark Rothko.
    Isn’t it?

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