Kumi Oguro - Special Editions

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‘so I assumed there would be, at some point,
a door with a glittering knob,
but when this would happen and where I had no idea.’
Louise Glück, Faithful And Virtuous Night, 2014.

One could easily establish quite a precise typology by looking at the images collected and placed in HESTER by Kumi Oguro (the word ‘image’ is used on purpose here, instead of photography or photographic work). Here, we can see – and this list is not exhaustive – female figures, parts of bodies, closed-off interiors that are often empty, abandoned or run-down, spaces, floors and wide-open ceilings, plays on natural or artificial light, the presence of mirrors that are concealed to varying degrees, trivial accessories such as fabrics, curtains, clothes, woollen threads, cotton, chairs and armchairs that have become worn with use, small figurines, marbles or festive confetti, primary colours and other shades that are, frankly, lacklustre. But, proceeding in this manner, would we knowingly enter this world, of which Kumi Oguro shows us carefully designed and selected sections? A world – a story – that is equally about what she wants to reveal, but which she does not describe to us, and what we are encouraged to discover on our own.

Excerp from tekst from Alain Delaunois


Special Editions

You can choose from 10 versions, look at the top in the dropdown menu
The prices for the Special Editions is 120€
Archival pigment print on Epson Fine Art Pearl paper
170 x 170 mm (including white edges of 5 mm) 
Titled, signed and numbered back of the print
Size: 170 x 170 mm
Paper: Epson Fine Art Pearl paper
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