Cyber Duchamp

Louis Terai

  • Fri, Jan 18 - Fri, Jan 25 2019
    Closed on weekends
  • 10:00am - 7:00pm
  • Opening Reception
    Fri, Jan 18, 19:00 - 22:00
  • Free entrance

UltraSuperNew Gallery will be presenting a series of new work by Louis Terai in an exhibition called Cyber Duchamp, from January 18 – 25, 2019.

Inspired by the works of French artist, Marcel Duchamp, Terai investigates the idea of authorship, ownership, and art production in the digital age in his new series of paintings. The paintings, purchased over an online marketplace, is encased in an unadorned acrylic box, which is defiantly signed by Terai. His decontextualized paintings addresses the ambiguity within artistic production and sheds light on how meaning can vary depending on its given context.

50 years later, Duchamp’s readymade sculptures are still a testament to the importance of challenging conventional notions of how art is defined. Cyber Duchamp is an exhibition where we can explore the role of the artist and how the digital sphere contributes to artist’s creative process.

Cyber Duchamp

Artist Profile

Louis Terai

Louis Terai was born in Tokyo, but soon moved to Britain at the age of 11. Terai studied Fine Arts and graduated from the Winchester School of Art. He went on to showcase his paintings in exhibitions, while working with many apparel brands based in London before moving back to Japan at 30.

Prolific as a painter, he now produces over 5000 pieces a year, mainly focused on abstract paintings. The intimacy of his works appeals to both art lovers and people who have never bought art. He also works closely with companies and apparel brands, working not just in painting but also in display design (such as the Isetan main store), brand product direction (Louis Vuitton, Fugetsudo etc.) and traditional crafts (including Kaikado and Nakagawa Mokkougei Diary).