Altus is a Latin adjective meaning “high, deep, noble or profound.” In a photographic body of work by the same name, Takashi Suzuki presents a series of minimal landscapes that are delicately interrupted by white space.
“In this series, my interest is in interspace and space,” says the artist. He goes on to explain that his work is about the beauty and perception of negative space or margins; even more so than the actual landscapes themselves.
Indeed, normally I would feel annoyed or turned off by such a radical gap in scenery but these photos are incredibly calming. It’s as if the negative space is supposed to be there.
Suzuki’s photos are currently part of the group show “cognition / recognition” in Tokyo that runs through 4/19/2014.