Hiroshi Sugimoto

Tyrrhenian Sea, Scilla

1993

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Medium
Photograph, black and white, on paper
Dimensions
Image: 422 x 542 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by the artist 1994
Reference
P20142

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The experience of contemplating the sea transcends specific time and place in these near-abstract photographs. Although they seem almost Romantic in their evocation of landscape, Sugimoto has said: 'When I look at nature I see the artificiality behind it. Even though the seascape is the least changed part of nature, population and the resulting pollution have made nature into something artificial'.

Gallery label, August 2004