Group Show: Berlin-based Japanese artists exhibit @WhiteRainbowLDN Opening Tuesday 2nd December 2015

3rd December 2014 to 24th January 2015 White Rainbow Gallery, 47 Mortimer Street, W1W 8HR
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Newly launched gallery White Rainbow is presenting its first group show, showcasing japanese artists who are based in Berlin. Futo Akiyoshi, Kouichi Tabata and Takahiro Ueda all engage with the physicality of their medium to articulate dimensions of time, space, and realms of the mind.

Futo Akiyoshi Room, 2014 Oil on canvas Courtesy of the artist
Futo Akiyoshi paints minimal images of spaces, resolutely open-ended in their interpretation, each
image layered repeatedly with subtly varied tints of gold. His ongoing golden painting series, Room,has been capturing light and perspective in seductive yet simple forms since 2002.

Kouichi Tabata Installation shot of 72 color (Rose), 2013 HD video and a set of 72 pieces of the original A4 drawings Installation dimension variable Courtesy of the artist and Gallery Koyanagi
Kouichi Tabata makes motion paintings, constructed by drawing repetitive imagery and sequencing these moving stills into animations. Through the simple mechanism of choreographed frames, time is portrayed in layers of repeated action. In common with Akiyoshi, Tabata’s work originates from questions around the role of painting in a profligate digital era.

Takahiro Ueda Installation shots of Invisible Movements No. 1, 2, 3, 2013 Quartz, Analog clock, Steel, Acrylic, Wood, Signal generator Courtesy of the artist Image: Shinji Minegish
Takahiro Ueda Installation shots of Invisible Movements No. 1, 2, 3, 2013 Quartz, Analog clock, Steel, Acrylic, Wood, Signal generator Courtesy of the artist Image: Shinji Minegish

In contrast, Takahiro Ueda’s Invisible Movement utilises naturally occurring phenomena to explore ideas relating to time. The work comprises a series of constructions built around quartz crystals, whose regular electronic oscillations pace clocks. Each construction contains two clocks: one using the same synthetic quartz as conventional watches, fabricated to time minutes and seconds, the other with natural quartz oscillating at its own pace. These measures of time will tick forever at a different pace – a quality resonating with our individual perceptions of time.

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