BJ & Richeille Formento & Formento

b. 1964 and b. 1975

"Maaya XIV, Nishi-Sugamo, Japan," circa 2013-18, from the "Japan Diaries"

Archival pigment print on photographic paper on Lucite, as issued
Edition: 1/7, printing date unknown
Illegibly signed, presumably by both artists, and dated 2018 in ink on the label affixed verso; also with the artists' blindstamp on the same label
40" H x 60" W

  • Notes: Known as Formento & Formento, artists BJ and Richeille Formento are a husband and wife who collaborate to create cinematic photographs such as this image from their "Japan Diaries" series, ongoing since 1913, According to their website, "As outside observers, these images explore the dichotomies that embody modern Japan— blurring the aesthetics between tradition and the ultra-modern, fantasy and reality. The captivating tableaus exude a sense of tension, melancholy, and a quiet unease. Each image exists as if it were a still taken from a noir Japanese film, each solitary figure yearning for something unknown...."
  • Condition: Very good condition. The work is loose, not mounted, inside the frame.

    Framed under Plexiglas: 42" H x 62" W x 2" D

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