Blindspot Gallery is presenting “VOID”, the solo exhibition of Japanese artist Shu Ikeda showcasing Ikeda’s most recent works combining photography and paper-cutting, a unique method he developed and regards as “painting with photography”. The works are based on photographs taken in Japan and in Hong Kong during the artist’s recent visit to the city. “VOID” reflects the evolution of focus from natural landscape as the primary backdrop to the inclusion of urban landscape which Ikeda has been exploring in his works from 2012 onwards. The disastrous earthquakes and tsunamis in Japan in 2011 shocked Ikeda as it did many others, and led him to contemplate the relationship between human, nature and the city: how the exploitation of nature leads to the destruction of the city, and how humans struggle to reconstruct both. In an emotive rendition, Light of the Remained

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