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Photo Respirations – From the Sea #333 Yura


Dated Titled


56.1 x 44.5 cm
22.09 x 18 in




Prints , Photography



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Pigment print on archival paper.
Paper size 50,6 x 61 cm, image size 44,5 x 56,1 cm




1957 , Japan

Tokihiro Sato is one of Japan’s best known artists working in photography. Trained as a sculptor, he has been using photography since the late 1980s to express his ideas about light and space. In an ongoing series that he describes as “breath graphs” or “photo respiration,” tiny points of light or illuminated lines record his movements through space. Using a large-format camera set on a tripod and timed for exposures that may last from one to three hours, he moves quickly through the described space. When shooting in daylight, he flashes a mirror at the sun. At night, or indoors, he uses a flashlight. The resulting photographs capture exquisitely detailed scenes punctuated by pinpoints or linear patterns of light that depict the artist’s presence but not his image. 

His photographs are part of internationally renowned corporate and private collections and museums, such as the S. Guggenheim Museum New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles and the Collection Deutsche Bank Frankfurt.

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Munich, Theresienstr. 18

Micheko Gallery introduces and promotes 21st-century art from Japan to collectors worldwide. The gallery operates from Munich, Germany, and covers all artistic media, including applied arts. Micheko is based in Munich, Germany and was founded in 2010 by Keiko Tanaka and Michele Vitucci....

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