Events category: Private view

21 March 2013

Excavated Reverberations by Hiraku Suzuki

In Hiraku Suzuki’s practice, drawing is expanded from a primitive method of expression into a contemporary technique of reflection and transformation. Associating the act of drawing with the process of ‘excavation’ reveals memories and unknowns present within our daily life. He perceives paper surfaces as excavation sites, carefully inscribing the moment when the different dimensions of time and space are generated from a limited two-dimensional phase. His recent drawings, in which he repeatedly uses light reflective materials such as silver marker and spray paint, shift their visibility according to the viewers’ perspective, creating resonance with the immediate environment.

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24 January 2013

Winnebago, Carpets, Onsen, Potter by Peter McDonald

Peter McDonald depicts colourful scenes inhabited by people engaged in everyday activities. Images of teachers, artists, hairdressers or carpet sellers are constructed with an elementary graphic language. By making use of archetypes, symbolism and our incorrigible tendency to make the strange seem more familiar, McDonald’s alternative world reads like a parallel universe.

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18 October 2012

My Primal Memory by Nao Matsunaga

This private view will celebrate the opening of the exhibition My Primal Memory by Nao Matsunaga, which will run until December 13th at the Daiwa Foundation Japan House. In this exhibition the artist responds to his ideas and experiences of dual cultural and national identity, reflecting on his formative years growing up in Japan, and the latter part of his childhood in England. Although this is a deeply personal investigation, his work references ancient universal themes concerning the human condition.

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12 September 2012

The Sea by Night and Day

‘The Sea by Night and Day’ is an exhibition containing a new body of work by Japanese artist Toru Kuwakubo. In this first solo show in London, Kuwakubo will experiment by dividing the exhibition spaces into day and night to invite viewers to navigate through his world.

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19 April 2012

Trees, Small Fires and Japanese Joints

‘Trees, Small Fires and Japanese Joints’ is an exhibition of drawings by Edward Allington, Head of Graduate Sculpture at the Slade School of Fine Art. Some of the drawings are based on the famous screen by Kano Eitoku, ‘Cypress Trees’, some from other Japanese prints, some from observation, and others from comic books and a children’s guide to Japanese carpentry.

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6 March 2012

Patterns of Shadows

‘Patterns of Shadows’ is an exhibition of oil paintings by Pip Dickens, derived from her research in Kyoto in 2011. The paintings (oil on canvas) draw upon colour, pattern, rhythm and vibration, associated with kimono fabrics and katagami stencils, and frequently juxtapose these with quieter, understated greys, shadows and subtle interplays of light. The artist was introduced by Professor Monty Adkins, Professor of Experimental Electronic Music at the University of Huddersfield.

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18 January 2012

Private View: Over the Parched Field by Akiko Takizawa

Akiko Takizawa is a Japanese artist based in London. The exhibition, ‘Over the Parched Field’, showcases a selection of Takizawa’s photographs since 2006, including new works made especially for the exhibition. This is Takizawa’s first solo show in London. The artist was introduced by Dr Simon Baker, Curator of Photography and International Art at the Tate Gallery.

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14 September 2011

The Light Field

One of the attractions of Ohba’s art is his use of iridescent pearl paint, ever-changing image shifts and colour transition as the light varies or as the viewer moves. Ohba will be Introduced by Keith Whittle, International Projects Associate, Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design and Japan Foundation Fellow.

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