Capturing large-scale dioramas inside natural history museums, Sugimoto’s photographs initially seem to be documents of the natural world, featuring far-flung landscapes and wildlife. Sugimoto, however, dwells in the artifice of the images. Composed in crisp black and white and sharp tones, the pristine quality and stillness of these large-scale pieces reveal the inherent artificiality of the constructed worlds contained within their frames.
Surveying his Diorama series, the exhibition highlights recurring themes and images that have sustained Sugimoto’s interest and work for almost four decades. Some of the works on view from 1980 were recently printed for the first time, and some images from 1974 and 1994 are exhibited in larger sizes than their initial printings.
Nov 21, 2014 – Jan 24, 2015
via Pace London