Hirofumi Isoya, Parallax Gesture (Red, Green), 2015, Framed Lambda print, red mattress, green stone 112 × 197 × 89 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Aoyama Meguro

Hirofumi Isoya, Parallax Gesture (Red, Green), 2015, Framed Lambda print, red mattress, green stone 112 × 197 × 89 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Aoyama Meguro

Hirofumi Isoya

Biography

Born in Tokyo in 1978, lives and works in Tokyo.

Selected exhibitions include: “The specter of surrealism” Atelier des Forges, Arles, France, 2017; “Actual Measurement” Nihon University College of Art, Tokyo, 2015; “Lag” LISTE, Basel, 2014; “The Beach That Never Was” ICA Singapore, 2014; “Personal Structures” Palazzo Bembo, Venice, 2013.

Influenced by and re-interpreting the conceptualist movement in the post-war period, Isoya’s artwork questions human perceptions with serene representations. Parallax Gesture (Red, Green) is an installation using a framed photo, a mattress, and a stone. The photo shows that the stone is placed at different position and the framed photo on the mattress is not there. The viewers who try to make sense of the scene using a linear timescale will realize their efforts are in vain.

At ASIA NOW 2018, Hirofumi Isoya will participate in the exhibition Transitional, curated by Reiko Tsubaki and Hirokazu Tokuyama of the Mori Art Museum