Nobuyoshi ARAKI / Hiroshi SUGIMOTO

28 January - 12 March 2016
28 Jan - 12 Mar 2016 Hong Kong

In association with McNamara Art Projects

 

Ben Brown Fine Arts Hong Kong, in collaboration with McNamara Art Projects, is pleased to announce the exhibition Nobuyoshi Araki / Hiroshi Sugimoto, featuring the iconic and seemingly disparate work of two of the most prominent contemporary photographers, both emanating from Japan.  Hiroshi Sugimoto's starkly serene black and white seascapes will be hung alongside Nobuyoshi Araki's highly eroticized images of women and flowers, providing a discourse on the artists' reverence for their chosen subject matter and the powerfully evocative nature of photography.  The work of these prolific artists, both of whom have spent the last six decades photographing in a tirelessly serial manner, epitomises the dichotomy often found in Japanese culture: impassivity, restraint and deliberation coexisting with a subculture of uninhibited sexuality, eccentricity and decadence.