P.W. – No.23, 1972

Basel 2016
Taka Ishii Gallery
Gelatin silver print
Artwork size
19.4 x 28.9 (厘米)
7.6 x 11.4 (吋)
P.W. – No.23 is a photographic work that conveys the unique manifestations of Enokura’s ideas amidst the context of his practice between the early 1970s to the mid-1990s. Having participated alongside Takuma Nakahira and others in the 7th Biennale of Paris in 1971, Enokura was strongly influenced by the photography magazine Provoke and thus went on to produce conceptual photography addressing theme of confrontation between matter and existence. The P.W. series comprises of underexposed photographs of everyday objects such as widows and their frames, Sunlight shining through the window, floors, tables, and water on tables in his home as well as in exhibition spaces. The images are at times ‘cut’ by the frames and shadows cast by the light, and at other times obstructed by the spatial structures of the positioning of things. The photographs created as a result underline the ‘edges,’ where things come into contact with other things and their surroundings.