Ville Andersson: I can’t go on. I will go on.
Finnish artist Villa Andersson works with various media and methodology to engage in a conversation with both the history of art and contemporary issues.
The landscape images exhibited in Andersson’s latest Tokyo exhibition were first inspired by a visit to New Mexico’s White Sands desert, home of an asteroid observatory and the world’s first nuclear test site. Andersson, who describes the desert as timeless and placeless, incorporates “consciousness to detail” and the Japanese concept of “Ma” into his works, which were brushed up after a residency at The Watermill Center in New York.
The other element of the show, the human body and face, is created with a method Andersson calls digital sculpture – a sculpture in virtual space made with 3D modeling software, printed like photographs and also drawn with ink and pencil.
Andersson lives and works in Helsinki. He studied at the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts and was named Young Artist of the Year 2015, the most prestigious award for emerging artists in Finland. His works have exhibited in Tokyo, New York and at multiple galleries throughout Europe.
Opening reception: September 28 at 18:00 (artist’s talk at 19:00)