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Toshio Shibata

Concrete Abstraction

Akio Nagasawa Publishing, Tokyo — 2015
SFr. 190.00
Pages: 112
Edition: First limited edition of 600 copies / numbered & hand-signed
Dimensions: 22 x 28.8 cm
Language: English/Japanese

On the fundamental question, “Why landscapes?” I can’t offer more than a lighthearted answer referring to my desire to work outside, my hobby of traveling, and the fact that a landscape is for me the ideal environment for relaxed working without being disturbed.
Even the rather essential question, “Why infrastructure?” I casually answer by explaining that this is something that can be found anywhere and addressed at any time – a silent object that allows for one-sided interpretation.
Well I must have had some serious ideas back when I started working in photography. Ideas about the originality of my works; about indirect ways of expression (of human behavior); about the country I’m living in, etc. But now that I think about it, I know that the guy who was considering such things more than 30 years ago is still right here behind me.

-from Toshio Shibata" Concrete Abstraction"Afterword-

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