Takashi Kawashima (JP, 1985) works around the theme of natural catastrophes, utilising various techniques to create images from his archival data that consists of original or found photographs. He analyses the relationship between man and nature by using multimedia formats ranging from analogue prints to spatial installations. He is currently working on his new series, which is an updated version of the solo exhibition Absence and Ambience at Daiwa Foundation Japan House Gallery in London, 2017. After 18 months of stay in Amsterdam, Kawashima returned to Tokyo, where he is creating new works inspired by his research in Europe.
Kawashima graduated with a master’s degree from Tokyo Polytechnic University in 2011. He received the jury prize in Art division at Japan Media Arts Festival in 2015. His recent exhibitions include Unfinished Topography / Collection (G/P gallery, Tokyo, 2015), Absence and Ambience (Daiwa Foundation Japan House Gallery, London), and POST BODY / NATURE (LhGWR, Den Haag, 2017). His latest photobook, Unfinished Topography / collection, was published in September 2015.