#1156, Nakazora, 2002

Framed gelatin silver print


Mixed media
Image size: 13.7 × 10.4 cm
Framed size: 32 x 27.5 x 3 cm
Stamped and signed, titled, dated, numbered on verso in pencil
Edition of 40

Only 1 Available

In his delicate black-and-white photographs, Yamamoto Masao tries to capture the harmonious details of life that most of us miss. He gained initial renown for his multi-part installations consisting of tea-stained, torn, and creased prints that, through their evocation of antiquity, encourage reflection on memory and the passage of time. More recently, the painter-turned-photographer has presented larger, though still subtle, single-framed prints of depopulated Japanese nature scenes, as in the series “Kawa=Flow” and “Shizuka=Cleanse”. In describing his quietly beautiful work, Yamamoto explains that he feels “the presence of many ‘treasures’ breathing quietly in nature,” which he tries to capture “with both my eyes and my camera.” He calls this presence “Shizuka,” meaning cleansed, pure, clear, and untainted. Nude women elegantly floating amidst black backdrops are another frequent subject. This beautiful print from his Nakazora series sits in a white frame with the total dimensions of 32 x 27.5 x 3 cm.

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