The first London solo exhibition of the artist Toshiaki Hicosaka invites us to reflect on the world through fire: the driver of evolution, life, comfort and violence. From ocean to fire, his immersive installations of painting have embraced elements of the everyday. Here, fire reveals itself to viewers as a medium of perceptual relations. Through this new body of work by the artist, viewers are invited to reflect on the social and cultural environment that they live within.
In this talk, the artist will be joined in conversation by Professor Sunil Manghani, Professor of Theory, Practice and Critique at the Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton.
The exhibition is curated by Eiko Honda.
With thanks to the Zabludowicz Collection for the equipment support.
Sponsored by Shiseido group
About the speakers:
Toshiaki Hicosaka (b. Aichi Prefecture, Japan, 1983) is a painter based in Kyoto.
Professor Sunil Manghani is Professor of Theory, Practice and Critique and Director of Doctoral Research at the Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton.
Artist Talk Date:
Tuesday, 4 July 2017, 6pm-8:30pm
31 May–10 July 2017, Monday–Friday 9.30am–5pm (except public holidays)
Address: 13/14 Cornwall Terrace, Outer Circle (entrance facing Regent’s Park), London, NW1 4QP
Image:Installation View, “To Look at the Fire”, 2017,
Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, London
© Toshiaki Hicosaka