Japan and Europe : Negotiating the Russian Relationship

Date: 4 November 2009
Venue: Daiwa Foundation Japan House, 13 – 14 Cornwall Terrace, London NW1 4QP. Nearest tube: Baker Street
Tel:020 7486 4348
Organiser: The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation

Chris Orr, former Professor of Printmaking at the Royal College of Art gives a talk to coincide with his exhibition, LONDON-TOKYO-NAGASAKI, on his paintings and prints, regarding contemporary developments on cities and the history.
Printmaking, a powerful tradition in both Japanese and European cultures, is a beautifully expressive voice for the subject of the city. The printing processes are urban and lend themselves easily to the subject matter. My prints are made using the drawings as a starting point. Back in the workshop I take things a step further on. Although still recognisably about a specific place, the printmaking process allows me to adapt and change things to create a new subjective identity. My Japan, like my London, becomes a place of new imaginative reality.”
– Chris Orr RA –

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