Taiji Matsue “LIM”
[image: Taiji Matsue "PUQ 141133” (C) TAIJI MATSUE Courtesy of TARO NASU]
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Gravesites all over the world are the focus of “LIM,” a new photography series by Taiji Matsue. As in past works, Matsue photographs these “scenes” colored deeply by local culture and custom with an eye for detail and a clear-sighted understanding striped of subjectivity to the utmost degree. In this creative process that seems to cut coolly away from all attempts to interpret meaning imbedded in images, there also emerges a refusal to place arbitrary subjects or sentimental motifs within the frame.
Matsue’s perspective on gravesites is no different than those he has applied to deserts, mountains, and cities around the world. Nor does this photographer take death within life as subject, or think of the grave as “another city” where one resides after leaving this world. He applies his unswerving perspective to “all the facets of the earth,” and has been exploring this dramatic tension of extremes between subjectivity and objectivity for many years.
Another exhibition highlight is a display of major black and white images Matsue photographed in the 1990s, presented now with new techniques and resizing. Originally printed in an analog era with an enlarger using an electronic microscope, these works on black and white film have been digitalized to allow for a high-grade print resolution previously not possible at this degree of enlargement. Matsue points out that technological advances and constant changes are among the appeals of photography. How will he take on the new technologies of the digital age? This series originally created with the latest technology of the 1990s is again reborn in Matsue’s ongoing pursuit of photographic potential.
from November 28, 2015 to December 26, 2015
Opening Reception on 2015-11-28 from 18:00 to 20:00