Rob Judges: “Word Has It”

Rob Judges exhibition

When: 28/10/16 - 06/11/16: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Where: UltraSuperNew Gallery, 1-1-3 Jingumae

Rob Judges was born in Toronto, Canada and has been producing drawings, collages, paintings and videos in Tokyo since 2005. “Word Has It” explores language and the potential for words as objects in a unique series of equilateral, modular paintings made with ink, acrylic and spray paint on wood. On display will be striking modular paintings on square wood panels, in which humor, weirdness and oddly familiar elements from our image world frolic in a 21st century spatial haze.

The unique visual world of Rob Judges is built on the idea that words are objects and information is a medium. His artwork plays with language as well as the language of art, and the juxtaposition of jumbled text, symbols and floating objects in these interconnectable paintings proposes a new kind of visual grammar which pilots us from the “information age” into the “imagination age.”

Designed to be hung as individual artworks or as clusters which form a larger picture, these pieces remind us that an artwork’s edge is artificial and that the world of the artist extends beyond it. Judges understands that what happens in the studio is a dialogue between creator and creation, and hopes that the creations in “Word Has It” will bring viewers into the conversation. Art is the means by which a culture describes itself to itself, and this exhibition should be seen as a commentary on our modern culture of rhetoric, asking viewers to ask themselves, “What does it all mean?”

Rob Judges: “Word Has It”

How much: Free

More information: (opening reception October 28, 6pm-9pm; gallery closed on weekends and national holidays)


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