Carl Randall, a former Daiwa Scholar, will be exhibiting ‘Notes from the Tokyo Underground’, a series of line drawings made on Tokyo trains, at The 2012 Jerwood Drawing Prize, London, 12 September – 28 October.
The 2012 Jerwood Drawing Prize, JVA at Jerwood Space , 171 Union Street, London, SE1 0LN
This year 78 drawings were selected from over 3000 entries. The exhibition is then touring to venues across the UK including to the new Jerwood Gallery, Hastings; mac birmingham and The Galley, Bournemouth.
Carl has been based in Tokyo as an artist since 2003, having been awarded a Daiwa Scholarship, followed by a Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship. This extended period has been used to develop his interest in cities and portraiture, responding to the people and places of Tokyo. During this time he has completed a Master’s Degree and Doctorate in Oil Painting at Japan’s prestigious Tokyo University of the Arts, was selected to be artist in residence in Hiroshima City (to meet and make portraits of survivors of the Atomic Bomb), and was chosen to represent Japan as artist in residence at the 2007 Formula 1 Races. He has also exhibited widely in Japan, including Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Arts, and Tokyo Art Award 2009.
The artist’s new Japan paintings and drawings will be exhibited in London in the near future, including a solo exhibition at Daiwa Foundation Japan House (January – March 2014).
Carl’s drawings can be seen on the ‘commuters’ section of his website: http://www.carlrandall.com/DRAWtrainPAGE.HTM
DRAWINGS MADE ON TOKYO TRAINS (‘Notes from the Tokyo Underground’)
Pen on paper