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“The point of departure for Revolution is a nocturnal seascape. A 90° clockwise rotation turns the horizons into vertical lines, dissipating the romantic image of the night. Without changing the pictures’ material substance or subject, any obvious connotations are masked, their certainties denied by the transformation. At the same time, highly original abstract configurations emerge in their place. But it is finally the presence of the aesthetic which Sugimoto so forcefully brings to light in his new work. The process derives from conventional puzzles, but reveals in this case no new narrative moments, leading instead to hermetic compositions reminiscent of the work of American painters such as Barnett Newman.” [Museum Brandhorst]
Laure Albin Guillot - Les tierces alternées, illustration pour les Préludes de Claude Debussy, 1948 © Laure Albin Guillot / Roger-Viollet
Fabiola Menchelli - Constructions, 2012, archival ink jet print
“My work inhabits a space between photography, sculpture, architecture, installation and new media.
I construct installations with simple materials in the studio and project computer-generated shapes on to them, transforming the construction with light and shadows. In this way, I attempt to reconstruct mental spaces from my imagination, combining the contained physical world and the expansive possibilities of the virtual world to construct images.
Ideas of drawing and construction permeate through my work as I question notions of reality and perception. I am interested in the idea of the virtual becoming part of the real through the process of photographing digital projections and printing light. The final aesthetic result is a complex visual space that evokes a world that is both virtual and real.” [aintbadmagazine]