“Generated Images” is an exhibition of works on the theme of the potential for generation and repetition in images of the post-digital era. I’ve been producing work in London since March 2014 under the two-year Program of Overseas Study for Upcoming Artists sponsored by the Japanese government Agency for Cultural Affairs. This exhibition, my first solo show in the UK, is positioned as a compilation of my two years in London. By using the exhibition space’s particular structure of two rooms with a corridor between them, and showing a three-dimensional installation of photographic prints in one room and predominantly video works in the other, the aim is an exhibition designed to give an experience of the images. Aside from an opening reception during the exhibition period, the objective is to connect with exhibition visitors, and introduce contemporary photography practices by Japanese artists to a large audience through a talk event with globally-active curators, timed to coincide with the UK’s biggest photography fair PHOTO LONDON in mid May.
Photographer, born in Tokyo in 1978. With a background of experience studying biology and the natural environment, he creates experimental photographs and video works exploring the possibilities of image-making in the post-digital age. As well as major exhibitions at the 2013 Setouchi Triennale (Shodo Island), the 2012 Daegu Photo Biennale Photography is Magic! (Korea), and a solo exhibition NEW LIGHT (SUNDAY GALLERY, Zurich 2015), he has held many solo and group exhibitions at home and overseas. His books include A World of Wonders vol. 340 “The City Breathes and Ages”, and major photography collections such as Entropix (2008) and RAINBOW VARIATIONS (2015). In 2014 he went to London for two years under the Program of Overseas Study for Upcoming Artists sponsored by the Japanese government Agency for Cultural Affairs.
Daiwa Foundation Japan House Gallery, London, UK