|182×152.4cm. Gelatin silver print. Edition of 5
|Hiroshi Sugimoto, contemporary artist, was born on February 23, 1948 in Tokyo, Japan. He began studying photography at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California in 1970, and moved to New York after graduating in 1974. Since the introduction of his Dioramas series in 1976, he has presented many series that continue to the present day, such as Seascapes, Theaters, Portraits, Chamber of Horrors, In Praise of Shadow, Architecture, and Conceptual Forms. Based on rigorous concepts and philosophy, these serial works are made using eight-by-ten large-format cameras. All works are highly polished in every aspect, from lighting and composition to the quality of each print, and are subject to steady recognition from collectors, curators, and art museums around the world. In recent years, Sugimoto has expanded his activity beyond photography to include writing, architectural design and other projects, founding the New Material Research Laboratory, an architecture office, in 2008. He is currently based in Tokyo and New York, holding major solo exhibitions in renowned art museums all over the world. The two large-scale works to be exhibited in the CoSTUME NATIONAL Aoyama Complex are Guggenheim Bilbao from the Architecture series and Mathematical Form: Surface 0003 from the Mathematical Forms series. Guggenheim Bilbao will be permanently installed in the bar space CNAC WALL in front of the vertical garden by Patrick Blanc.