2. One Hundred Views of the Sky (New work)
As its title suggests, this series comprises 100 monochrome prints of the sky, as seen from Araki’s balcony. The concept is a reference to Katsushika Hokusai’s woodblock print series, One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji. For Araki, the sky is the “most formidable” of photographic subjects, and in these works, which seem to construe the passing clouds, the weather conditions, and the light and shadows all as sheer “objects,” we sense Araki’s thoughts reaching toward the matter of this world and the other.
One Hundred Views of the Sky, 2017