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HYBRID EVENT - Painting Modern Japan, with artist Carl Randall

Monday 4 July 2022 / 6:45pm
HYBRID EVENT - Painting Modern Japan, with artist Carl Randall

Date
Monday 4 July 2022
Time
6.45pm

Venue
The Swedenborg Society
20-21 Bloomsbury Way (Hall entrance on Barter St)
London WC1A 2TH

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Booking Details
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Please note this is a hybrid event with the option to attend online or in-person. For in-person attendance, click the red button below to book your place(s); to book a place to attend online, please click here

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For those of us who have been unable to get back to Japan in recent years, award winning artist Carl Randall’s Japan Portraits will no doubt resonate. Painted over the course of 10 years while living in Japan, Carl’s paintings stir up memories of the sounds of the Tokyo subway, the glaring lights of Shinjuku or that first time slurping noodles at a ramen shop.

Often depicting large densely packed crowds of people, many of Carl’s paintings were created through studio sittings with over one thousand Tokyo residents, resulting in a depiction of everyday life in modern Japan, as seen through the eyes of a visitor.

Join us for this talk, when Carl Randall will take us back to his time spent in Japan, sharing with us his experiences and what inspired him to take this journey, and the portraits that were created as a result. He will also give us a glimpse of some of the newer pieces he has painted since returning to the UK, inspired by his memories of Japan.

Carl Randall is a British figurative painter whose work is based on images of modern Japan and London. A graduate of The Slade School of Fine Art, The Royal Drawing School London, and Tokyo University of Arts Japan, he is the winner of the BP Travel Award at The National Portrait Gallery, The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, The Nomura Art Prize Japan, as well as several other awards. He spent a decade in Japan, 2003 - 2013, as a recipient of scholarships from the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation and Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT).

He has had solo exhibitions in London and Japan, with group exhibitions at The National Portrait Gallery, The Royal Academy of Arts, The Jerwood Gallery, among many others internationally. His paintings have also been featured on the BBC World Service and CNN, and can be found in collections both public and private in London, Tokyo, Paris, Australia and USA. Find out more about Carl Randall and see images of his work on his website.

*Image: Shinjuku, 2011. Exhibited at the 2013 BP Portrait Awards, The National Portrait Gallery London.

If you have any questions, please call the Japan Society office on 020 3075 1996 or email us at events@japansociety.org.uk 

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