Bij de beelden van Kumi Oguro by Hans Op de Beeck.


Kumi Oguro develops a special photographic oeuvre in which female personages enter into alienating dialogue with their environments. Oguro stages her images carefully with extraordinary attention to the use of light and detail. We seem to catch the characters just before or just after something apparently absurd or tragic has happened.


Sometimes Oguro’s images are composed almost in the manner of classic-painting with Vermeer-like falling spread light, then they have the unconventional framing of a quickly made snapshot. This is not an oeuvre that desperately searches for innovation or spectacle, but finds own accents exactly out of the pictorial tradition.