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Leeum Museum of Art : Hiroshi Sugimoto

(1) Hiroshi Sugimoto (2) Hiroshi Sugimoto quoteWhile searching through new art exhibits last weekend, I came across one produced by Hiroshi Sugimoto and currently being displayed at the Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art in Seoul. I had visited the Leeum Museum once before and was pleased with the exhibit, so I figured I would take another shot at viewing a new one. All in all, I was generally delighted at viewing Sugimoto’s work, and would recommend viewing this exhibit if you have a little time on your hands and are near Hangangjin Station in Seoul.

Hiroshi Sugimoto was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan. He studied politics and sociology, but later trained as an artist and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles, California. Afterwards he settled in New York City and began working as a dealer of Japanese antiquities in Lower Manhattan.

Sugimoto’s speaks of his work as an expression of ‘time exposed’, or photographs that essentially serve as a time capsule for a series of events in time. His use of an 8×10 & 4×5 large-format camera and extremely long exposures, especially those of theatres, seascapes, and architecture, have garnered Sugimoto a renowned reputation as a photographer of the highest technical ability. He is also equally acclaimed for the conceptual and philosophical aspects of his work.

Below are just a few of his works available for viewing. Exhibit ends March 23, 2014.

(3) Hiroshi Sugimoto Lighting Photo(4) Hiroshi Sugimoto Lightning Photo 2(5) Hiroshi Sugimoto Seascapes(5) Hiroshi Sugimoto Spiral Pole and Photos(6) Hiroshi Sugimoto King(7) Hiroshi Sugimoto glass prism(9) Hiroshi Sugimoto Giant Lightning

Afterwards, Michelle and I had fun with a long-exposure photo experience:

The Invisble Man

The Invisible Man

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