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Generated Images by Taisuke Koyama

Special Opening: This exhibition will be open on Saturday 21 May 2016 from 10am – 5pm. 

Taisuke Koyama’s exhibition, Generated Images, thematises the possibilities of photographic expression in the post-digital era. He aims to provide a space for audiences to experience ‘environmentalised’ images in the form of the tangible objects and data created by digital devices.

In the most recent years of the post-Internet era, there has been increasing interconnectivity between the virtual and the real. In photography, this has coincided with the advancement of digital camera and printing technology. As a result, photography is about to enter a radically new transitional period.  Digital photography generates images by converting light into data, unlike analogue photography, which fixes the light on a film via physical substances. The concepts of ‘original’ and ‘critical moments’ have been gradually replaced by a sense of replication, synthesis, re-editing and re-composing, sorting and sharing by tags and keywords…. infinite intervention in the images.

When photographs are shared and data edited with unprecedented scale and freedom, how can an image actually be created? How are we experiencing it and feeding it back into the surrounding environment? One of the most important challenges for contemporary photographers is to review the possibilities of the ‘new freedom’ that photography has acquired.  In his first solo show in London,  Koyama tries to explore the potential of photographic media through ‘indeterminacy’ and the replication of images.

 

Taisuke Koyama (b. 1978, Tokyo, Japan) currently lives and works in Amsterdam and Tokyo as a photographer. His work has been featured in numerous exhibitions in Japan and abroad, and his solo shows include: NEW LIGHT, Sunday Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland (2015), Rainbow Waves, G/P gallery, Tokyo, Japan (2013), Rainbow Variations & Other Works, Metronom, Modena, Italy (2013). He also took part in the Setouchi Art Triennale 2013, Shodoshima Island, Japan and in the Daegu Photo Biennale 2012, Daegu, Korea. Koyama’s photographs have received international recognition through competitions and prizes; he was longlisted for PRIX PICTET, Paris, France, in 2015, and he received a Jury recommendation at the 15th Japan Media Arts Festival in 2012. Koyama has been awarded a grant from the Japanese Government Overseas Study Program for Artists by the Agency for Cultural Affairs in 2014, and will receive further funding from the Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture) in 2016.  

 

 

 

 

The exhibition is supported by the Arts Council Tokyo and Sony Europe.

Image: Light Field 042 [detail], 2015, Archival Pigment Print © Taisuke Koyama. Courtesy of G/P gallery, Tokyo

Exhibition details:

15 Apr 2016 to 27 May 2016

Monday to Friday, 9:30am to 5pm (except public holidays)

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

Organised by the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation

Related events:

14 April 2016

Private view

Taisuke Koyama’s exhibition, "Generated Images", thematises the possibilities of photographic expression in the post-digital era. He aims to provide a space for audiences to experience ‘environmentalised’ images in the form of the tangible objects and data created by digital devices. When photographs are shared and data edited with unprecedented scale and freedom, how can an image actually be created? How are we experiencing it and feeding it back into the surrounding environment? In his first solo show in London, Koyama tries to explore the potential of photographic media through ‘indeterminacy’ and the replication of images.

20 May 2016

Artist talk

The artist Taisuke Koyama will be joined by Gemma Padley, freelance photography journalist and editor, and Projects Editor at British Journal of Photography, to discuss Koyama’s practice his exhibition Generated Images, currently in show at the Daiwa Foundation Japan House.


Installation view, Pico © Taisuke Koyama. Courtesy of G/P gallery, Tokyo

Installation view, Pico © Taisuke Koyama. Courtesy of G/P gallery, Tokyo

Installation view, Pico © Taisuke Koyama. Courtesy of G/P gallery, Tokyo

Installation view, Pico © Taisuke Koyama. Courtesy of G/P gallery, Tokyo

Installation view, NONAGON PHOTON© Taisuke Koyama. Courtesy of G/P gallery, Tokyo

Installation view, NONAGON PHOTON© Taisuke Koyama. Courtesy of G/P gallery, Tokyo