tokyo: sun rise sun ra sun set

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you could say that scottish-born jim lambie is a creative who loves wearing different hats. next to being a musician and a dj, he is a visual artist who's known for his colour-infused sculptural installations made from everyday objects and materials. lambie lives and works in glasgow where he graduated from the glasgow school of art, and in 2005 he was shortlisted for the prestigious turner prize. the genius artist currently has a solo exhibition at rat hole gallery in aoyama, entitled sun rise sun ra sun set. very much an immersive presentation, he has transformed the gallery with a vinyl tape floor piece created with a palette of metallic colors, directing the viewer’s perception of the space and overwhelming the senses with its mesmerizing rhythm. in creating his famous vinyl floor work, entitled zobop and first exhibited in 1998, lambie speaks of trying to fill and empty a space simultaneously. the expansive floor piece literally anchors the other works on display, including early video works, three-dimensional paintings and a sculptural piece that prominently dangles from the celing [on through jun 21]. location: 5-5-3-b1 minami aoyama [aoyama].

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