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Mayumi Hosokura
Transparency is the new mystery (SIGNED)

Photographs by Mayumi Hosokura

MACK, 2016

First edition

Silkscreen printed hardcover

40 pp., 19 b/w illustrations

230 x330 mm

ISBN 9781910164440

Item #2796

0.700 2796 EUR 35.00 Add to Cart

Transparency is the new mystery comprises twenty-two images of nudes and crystals, by Japanese photographer Mayumi Hosokura. The fragile silhouette of a hand, a coiled nude body, or the transfixing symmetry of crystalline minerals are shown in soft, translucent black and white images, held together by an enigmatic interior logic.

I was prepared for the transformation of the forest – the crystalline tress hanging like icons in those luminous covers, the jewelled casements of the leaves overhead, fused into a lattice of prisms, through which the sun shone in a thousand rainbows, the birds and crocodiles frozen into grotesque postures like heraldic beasts carved from jade and quartz… 
JG Ballard, The Crystal World

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