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Sugimoto Hiroshi: A Pilgrimage to Ancient Cities

September 17, 2004 - September 17, 2004

A Pilgrimage to Ancient Cities is a look into the visually captivating work of esteemed contemporary Japanese painter, Sugimoto Hiroshi ? produced between 1998 and 2004. It features over 35 large format paintings on a variety of Japanese papers.

Sugimoto Hiroshi?s paintings capture the unique and rustic character of ancient architectural structures, such as bridges, ancient streets, shrines, temples and castles. He makes regular pilgrimages to sites of beauty across Japan, China, Cambodia and Italy, during which he captures scenes of grandeur with his brush, using subtle yet effective colours. His love of architecture and ancient ruins is well apparent in his breathtaking work.

Hiroshi Sugimoto (b. 1951) studied at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. He has painted large sliding doors and screens for a number of important historical Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines in Japan. His knowledge of ancient architecture and interiors provides him with the ability to make the proper aesthetic judgments in his designs for these well known monuments. He has held numerous major exhibitions in Japan. The Gallery is extremely pleased to welcome his work to Canada.

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