champlord_4k Shigetoshi Furutani

Champ Lord, 2016, Loop Animation, 10 sec © Shigetoshi Furutani

Current exhibition

Thursday 13 April – Thursday 18 May 2017

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 practice engages with the formation of a visual language, exploring methods for conceptualising social and personal phenomena which do not have a conventionally recognised form. 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. The exhibition title var i = phenomena; var x = future; for (i < x) {i++} is a computing function; here, it denotes phenomena that will be exponentially continued until they become the future.

In this exhibition, Furutani juxtaposes digital collages of found footage with images and animations created by the artist himself. The artist focuses on “repetition” as, through making his artworks, he found that unintentional reoccurrences tend to originate new entities, entirely unique from the originals. A wide spectrum of materials from a plethora of subjects were smoothly combined and reconstructed, describing his analytic and speculative perspective about the ephemeral world.

Review by James Brewer: Digital art fills the ‘merry go world’ of Shigetoshi Furutani

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