Common Thread: Artist Talk by Satoru Aoyama

25 April 2016, 7pm

ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts) | Studio The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH


Building up layer upon layer of intricate coloured thread, Japanese contemporary artist Satoru Aoyama creates photo-realistic interpretations of his subject matter entirely constructed through the art of embroidery. Like pixels on a monitor, Aoyama reproduces modern media images through an assemblage of fine stitches to disguise his craft and any evidence that his efforts are handmade and thus tricking the eye. After graduating from university in both London and Chicago, Aoyama explores and re-values craft art forms and technology rendered archaic in modern art with his highly original ideas and methods.

In conjunction with his latest solo exhibition in London, Aoyama will give an illustrated talk about his medium and method. He will discuss the relationship between the life of the modern world and technology, issues of gender and labour which are motifs in the foreground of his pieces, and how the creativity of his work invokes the sensibility of human beings.

Following the talk, Aoyama will be joined in conversation by Dr Caterina Albano, Reader in Visual Culture and Science at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London.

Booking: This event is free to attend but booking is essential. To book your place via Eventbrite, please click here.

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