Max Pinckers, ‘A Sudden Gust of Wind (after Jeff Wall and Hokusai)’, 2015, Japan Society Benefit Auction 2016

Brussels-born Max Pinckers creates carefully staged photographs that verge on the cinematic. In his series "Two Kinds of Memory and Memory Itself" (2015), he turns the lens onto a Japan of the Western imagination, re-presenting clichés of Japanese popular culture in enticingly choreographed displays. This image is a quotation of Canadian photographer Jeff Wall's "A Sudden Gust of Wind (after Hokusai)" of 1993, which is in turn adapted from a popular 1832 woodblock print "Travelers Caught in a Sudden Breeze at Ejiri" by Katsushika Hokusai (d. 1849).


Series: Two Kinds of Memory and Memory Itself

Signature: Signed.

Image rights: Courtesy of the artist, © Max Pinckers, 2015

About Max Pinckers

Belgian, b. 1988, Brussels, Belgium, based in Brussels, Belgium

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Gallery Sofie Van de Velde at Art Brussels 2016