HIROSHI SUGIMOTO (B. 1948)
Mathematical Form; surface 0045, from the series "Conceptual Forms", 2005
gelatin silver print, with accompanying special edition Hiroshi Sugimoto book in aluminium box
signed in white ink and blindstamped numbers '1/25' '0045' (recto); typed title, date and signed in silver ink on label, including edition information (inside book cover)
Image & Sheet: 9⅞ x 8 in. (25 x 20.2 cm.)
Book: 14⅛ x 12¼ x 2⅛ in. (36 x 31 x 5.5 cm.)
This work is number one from an edition of twenty-five plus five artist's proofs.
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Born and raised in Tokyo in 1948, Sugimoto is acclaimed for both the conceptual and philosophical aspects of his work which explore themes of the transience of life, time, empiricism and metaphysics. In the series Conceptual Forms, Sugimoto photographed mathematical models fabricated at the turn of the 19th century in Germany. Used as teaching aids, these models illustrated the dynamics of machinery from the Industrial Revolution, giving visible form to theoretical and unseen mathematical hypotheses.