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Formento & Formento: Thirty-Six Views of Mt. Fuji at AIPAD


The Taylor | Graham gallery will be presenting Formento & Formento at AIPAD this year from April 4-7, 2019, with an opening preview on April 3, at Pier 94 in New York City. Formento & Formento will be showing their newest series "Thirty-Six Views of Mt. Fuji'.


The critically acclaimed duo BJ and Richeille Formento recently went back to Japan to Mount Fuji with a stunning new series of photographs, a new endeavor entitled Thirty-Six Views of Mt. Fuji—drawing inspiration from Hokusai, Hiroshige, and past subjects of their Japan Diaries series. “We consider Japan our spirit place and are always yearning to come back and go deeper in our exploration of the people and the landscape,” stated BJ and Richeille Formento. “This new work moved us out of the city of Tokyo and into the countryside."


The series features dramatic and sensual esthetics, contrasting reality and imagination. Their remarkable use of colorful highlights and intense shadows increases their images ' sense of drama and dimension in the unique Formento mode look forward to seeing.

Formento & Formento work is in several permanent collections, including the International Center of Photography, Boca Raton Museum, Lewben Museum, Currier Museum, and Bruce Museum. Their work has been exhibited worldwide at numerous other art fairs: Art Basel Miami Beach, Paris Photo, Photo London, and Armory Art Fair. Recent solo show venues include Musee Des Art Decoratif, Fondazione Sozzani, and Soho House. Just recently, their iconic image MAI VI from the Japan Diaries series was selected to be used as the face of Miami Photo Fest for banners and billboards, opening on February 27th, and on view until March 3rd.


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