Atelier of Cézanne
“Memories may dwell in materials. Standing in Cézannes atelier, I felt like I was there at the same time as the painter. I had traveled to Aix-en-Provence to photograph the Mont Sainte Victoire in 2000, and visited the atelier. It retains its original furniture and is now open to the public. The table, skeletons on the cabinet, and the wall with serene light from the window; everything about the room looked as if it was still waiting for new creation by the artist. I came back to the atelier with 8×10 inch camera in 2009 and exposed the interior, imaging a view of Cézanne. This series is an attempt to visualize the memories that dwell in the materials.” Risaku Suzuki’s newest artist book, “Atelier of Cézanne”, is a powerful homage both to the painter Paul Cézanne, and to memories that transcend space and time. Beautifully printed on Japanese matt art paper, and bound in black cloth, this first edition is limited to 500 copies.