CHAMP PRESENTS “SPRINT”
ALA CHAMP presents:
” S P R I N T “
28 March – 3 April
So Gallery, Tokyo
Opening Reception: Saturday 28 March / 12 – 8pm
Address: SO GALLERY, 2-14-12 SHOTO,
CHAMBORD-SHOTO #108, SHIBUYA-KU 150-0046, TOKYO
Having both graduated in 2009 from Chelsea College of Art and Design, Max and Arran have continued to create work alongside one another. Describing their works as ‘visual experiments’, their artworks are often process based and balance both digital and hand-crafted aesthetics.
Arran often finds his inspiration from nature and his work is an in- sight into our relationship with our primitive selves. Experimenting with structure, reduction, colour (or lack of) and the connections between 2D and 3D/drawing and sculpture. Starting out in the London skateboard scene making t shirts and artwork for Slam City Skates, Penfield, Emerica etc Arran has spent the last few years developing his craft as a sculptor and is currently preparing for his fifth solo show alongside recent collaborations with Ralph Lauren and Johnnie Walker.
Arran’s sculpture for SPRINT represents a canine skeleton running either away from a predator or running towards it’s prey. The piece is representative of a 3D ‘sketch’ or ‘framed’ marker pen drawing, capturing the expression and movement of a drawing within a series of physical angles and lines.
Max Parsons, is a London based graphic designer and image maker creating typography, music visuals and record covers.
Max worked with a range of clients and designers, including the likes of Domino Records, Adidas Originals, Dazed and Confused, Brack-man, The Green Soccer Journal, Kate Moross, Simian Mobile Disco, TED.
Max will be showing two pieces of work, one is an instal- lation of hanging layered acetate compositions, consisting of overlaid drawings on transparent sheets, the lines and shapes change in appearance with a change in position of the viewers perspective.
The second piece is a series of small abstract risograph prints. Max created a large collection of ink drawings of abstract geometric patterns and shapes with a focus on quality of line, using different pens and brushes. He then sampled a selection of these drawings and composed them digitally with simple linear vector shapes.