Hibi - Masahisa Fukase

Masahisa Fukase, 2016
Hibi - Masahisa Fukase
Publisher: MACK
Dimensions: 260 x 160 mm
Pages: 240
ISBN-13: 9781910164457
€ 47.17

Hibi was one of Masahisa Fukase's last bodies of work.

Hibi comprises a series of street photographs by renowned Japanese photographer Masahisa Fukase. Each of the black and white images painstakingly attend to the road’s surface – the worn road-markings, the fading lines and arrows eroded by the city’s innumerable inhabitants, a web of fissures in the asphalt. In 1992, Fukase printed and painted the works for a solo exhibition, 'Private Scenes ‘92', held at Nikon Salon in Tokyo. He overlaid a set of bromide prints with fluid drawings in brightly coloured inks and on every image the physical presence of the artist is traced, a shadow-presence which seems to offer a reading, an interpretation but one that can can never be fully resolved.

Fukase's working life ended four months later, when he fell down the stairs of a bar in Shinjuku and suffered brain damage. He died in 2012. 



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