We are happy to announce Plastic Beach, an exhibition by Calum Sutherland, as a result of his activity during his stay at Studio Kura.
Calum Sutherland is specialised in painting and drawing based in Edinburgh, Scotland, and has been living in Tokyo since September 2015.
He completed his Bachelor of Arts in Painting and Printmaking at Glasgow School of Art, then had a drawing year at Royal Drawing School in London. His work has been shown in London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, and recently in Japan. He got selected to show his painting at RSA New Contemporaries in 2014, RSA, Edinburgh.
He is interested in places where objects have been arranged by human-beings like a bedroom, a garden, a beach, a bar. Focusing on spaces that contain in their arrangement layers of personal, social and collective histories, he believes these construct a view of the world and a way of understanding it, being in this sense political, although not overtly.
Here are some words from the artist himself.
Objects are washed-up on the beaches of the Itoshima Peninsula. In ‘Plastic Beach’, these objects are the foundation material of the exhibition. The beach provides a framework in which to play with ideas related to lifestyle, environmentalism, and identity in Japan.
Calum Sutherland “Plastic Beach”
Date: February 27 (Saturday), 28 (Sunday), 11:00 to 19:00, free entrance
* We will hold an opening party on Saturday the 27th, starting at 15:00.
* Exhibitions by other 2 artists will be held during the same exhibition period.