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Tokyo Dizzily Land -Fuji, 2012, C-type Print on Metallic Paper © Shigetoshi Furutani

Artist talk

Thursday 27 April 2017
6:00pm – 8:00pm

Artist Talk: var i = phenomena; var x = future; for (i < x) {i++} by Shigetoshi Furutani

13/14 Cornwall Terrace, Outer Circle (entrance facing Regent's Park), London NW1 4QP

Organised by the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation

var i = phenomena; var x = future; for (i < x) {i++} is the first solo exhibition in London by Shigetoshi Furutani. His work seeks a more effective way to deal with the limitations of language and to expand the expression of the two-dimensional form in an age of social media, engaging with the limits of chaos and order, proliferation and restriction. In this exhibition, Furutani juxtaposes digital collages of found footage and images and animations created by the artist himself.

In this talk, Furutani is joined by the artists David Blandy and Lewk Wilmshurst.

Exhibition Preview:

 

About the contributors

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Shigetoshi Furutani

Shigetoshi Furutani (born Mie, Japan, 1980) holds a BA in Design and MA in Environmental Design from Tokyo University of the Arts and is currently completing an MA in Printmaking at the Royal College of Art, London.  He worked as a TV set designer in Japan before focusing on his work as an artist. Furutani is the winner of the Best Category Prize and the Second Place Prize for the East West Art Award in London (2016), and the Asia Digital Art Award Finalist Prize in Fukuoka (2011). His work was represented in the Athens Digital Art Festival and REThink Art Digital Festival in Greece (2016), Internet Yami-ichi at Tate Modern (2016) and Saatchi Screen at Saatchi Gallery (2013) in London. In 2016 he was a recipient of a Nomura Foundation grant.

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David Blandy

David Blandy (b. 1976) is an artist who lives and works in Brighton and London. He has established his terrain through a series of investigations into the
cultural forces that inform and influence him, ranging from his love of hip hop and soul, to computer games and manga. His works slip between performance and video, reality and construct, using references sampled from the wide, disparate sources that provide his (and our own) individualist sense of self.
He is represented by Seventeen Gallery, London and his films are distributed by LUX, London.

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Lewk Wilmshurst

Lewk Wilmshurst (b.1987, Oxford) is an artist and a graduate of The Bath School of Art and Design. He is currently completing an MA in Print at the Royal College of Art, London. His latest shows include, ‘One Life, Live it Well’ at TT Gallery, Berlin, 2016, ‘On the Edge of A Continent’ with Home_Platform for Glasgow International, 2016, ‘Sell Out’ with SEIZE Projects at Set Controls in Leeds, 2016, ‘Top Bantz’ at The Royal Standard, Liverpool, 2016. He was also the winner of ‘Neo: Print Prize’, Bolton, 2014, ‘Spike Island National Open’, Bristol, 2013. His most recent solo show was ‘Vegas Legs’ at Motorcade Flashparade Gallery, Bristol, 2013.

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