Hiroshi Sugimoto (b. 1948, Japan) centers his artistic practice on history, existence and the accumulation of time. His photographs and sculptures waver between the figurative and the abstract, as do the exhibitions he creates on the basis of various types of collections. Sugimoto’s photographs include dioramas and images of wax figures – moments of life seemingly frozen in time – and series of extended-exposure photographs of seascapes and movie houses. Sugimoto is the recipient of many prestigious prizes, including the Hasselblad Award. His work has been exhibited in leading international museums including the Guggenheim and Metropolitan museums in New York and the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington DC.
Related exhibition: The Towering Inferno
Further information: http://www.sugimotohiroshi.com/