|Around the clock
AROUND THE CLOCK brings together the work of Korean artists Yutaka Inagawa and Taek Lim in an exhibition that explores the role of displaced imagery, dislodged from time and place and pushed through both the political and the hyper-real. These are the cut-and-paste landscapes of contemporary fiction; fantastical they are ungrounded and uncompromising. Taek Lim constructs bold and awkward compositions that span ‘the clock’, removed from time and abridged from place.
The sun and moon appear side-by-side in the daytime of a cobalt blue sky / in the dusk of deep blue colour saturation. Rainbows intersect with mountains, waterfalls and floating outcrops of Acacia trees. Animals of the savannah cohabit cloud-like grasslands with tourists, bystanders and hikers, and an airplane shares the sky with the winged horse Pegasus. These are works that are impervious to scale, in which the hyper-reality of modernity crashes with a skewed mythology in contorted landscapes of uncompromising improbability.
Yutaka Inagawa a graduate of Chelsea College of Art & Design presents works derived through the collective mechanisms of painting, drawing and photomontage. The fragmented interface of these works draws on the conflicting and often contradictorily tensions of modern urban environments.
Tape recorders interject with car exhausts, graffiti, deer and guns in repetitions of motif, colour and texture that become layered juxtapositions of migrant images. These are works in which discernable forms become all but lost, in which pattern persists and the narrative substrate of its elements whilst intertwined refuse to bond in fusion.