HESTER - Kumi Oguro

PRE-SALE of limited first books with a signed print of 90 x 90 mm
Kumi Oguro, 2021
soft cover
HESTER - Kumi Oguro: PRE-SALE of limited first books with a signed print of 90 x 90 mm
Publisher: Stockmans Art Books
Dimensions: 263 x 210 mm
Pages: 44 plates
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This second artist book by Kumi Oguro will be launched mid-September 2021.


"In this artist book, a selection of works I have created throughout the last decade are bundled together. 

HESTER is the title of one of the photographs featured and originally taken from a character in the novel, A Prayer for Owen Meany, by John Irving. I am drawn to this particular fictional female, Hester, because of her extreme nature; she is an extrovert, aggressive and chaotic, but also sensitive, loving and charming. 

With a lot of affection, I could call all the women in my photographs ‘Hester’." - Kumi Oguro


For several years, Oguro has pursued a project centred around the creation of scenes using female figures. Her compositions stir the imagination and subconscious of the viewer, connecting with a multitude of cultural references that each individual may hold. The photographs are a point of stillness in a “world just next to our own”, as Oguro describes it, where the mind will wander through its flick book of memory and thought. (excerpt of text by Laura Barnicoat)


Text contributions by Alain Delaunois and Hans Van den Broeck.

Language: French, English and Japanese.

The first 44 books contain a signed mini-size print (90 x 90 mm) of one of the 44 images featured in the book (no choice possible).


stock number: NB415

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