Rothko/Sugimoto

In a recent book on the Sublime, the artist Hiroshi Sugimoto says this of his seascapes: ‘A sea memory, I am quite sure that it’s a memory of the sea. Not a cloud in the sky, a sharp-edged horizon, waves surging in endlessly from beyond. When I saw that vista, it was as if something in my infant consciousness awakened from a long dream. I looked around at my hands and feet. And then I seemed to be looking down on myself from above. As if I were there merged into that seascape… a place from some ancient level of common memory’.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rothko/Sugimoto: Dark Paintings and Seascapes

Pace Gallery London, until November 17, 2012