The Partitioned Place, #8, 1997, C-Print, 21x31", edition of 10

The Partitioned Place, #8, 1997, C-Print, 21×31″, edition of 10

Hideo Kobayashi

My interest is to study the power and nature of objects. Delicate balances caused by complex relationships of simple lines, forms, and colors are something quite special to me.

I render these relations on film by photographing unremarkable subjects under the same lighting conditions and distance – partitioning the locations to destroy their functions of merely being objects. Then I see their essence as a thing in itself.