projects of altering letters

PrizeShortlist in Installation Art, Finalists in Installation Art, Artist of The Year in Installation Art
CompanyRyo Shimizu
ArtistRyo Shimizu
CreditRyo Shimizu
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These characters are originally from Japanese writing but it's altered and deformed into another signs through the process of removing strokes from the original shape. The gallery space will be filled with unfamiliar writings which seems like Japanese but strangely resembles other language at the same time. The extracted strokes are scattered in the space. Alongside the exhibition, the workshop "collecting and taking away characters" takes place. Each participants translated the artist's work with their visual language.

He focuses on the relationship between the space and its background, mainly using characters. Since 2011, he is working on installation using architecture, video, text, voice, based on fieldwork in Japan and abroad. [Selected Exhibitions] 2nd Moscow International Biennale for Young Art "Qui Vive?" ", RuARTS Gallery, Moscow, Russia [2010] "Resident Artists Joint Exhibition", Cross Gallery, Treasure Hill Artist Village, Taipei, Taiwan [2015] "Manifestations of Dot", Sharjah Calligraphy Biennial - 7th Edition, Sharjah Art Museum, UAE [2016]