Yutaka Inagawa (b.1974 in Tokyo, Japan) currently lives and works in Onomichi, Japan.
Inagawa’s work presents the viewer with ambiguous, shapeshifting modules which inhabit a hyper-digital world - physical and digital manipulations co-exist as a core element of his practice.
The artist’s mirage-like creations are made from widely drawn, changeable materials which coalesce to create a semi-organic mass on the edge of entropy.
Materials are repurposed and approached anew; ideas on the periphery of the artist’s intentions are brought to the fore and alternative end points are realized; examples of socio-cultural malfunctions and their ramifications are used as catalysts for a contemporary sublime.
Inagawa is a founding director of ONLY CONNECT (2015-) and Floating Urban Slime/Sublime (2017-); both are mini-labs which use experimentation as a driving force for international art projects. His works are included in collections worldwide including the William Lim Collection (Hong Kong), the Luciano Benetton Collection (Italy) and the Progressive Art Collection (USA).
Selected Solo exhibitions: OTAK JEPUN, Lorong Kekabu, Kuala Lumpur (2016), The Invasion of Cyberspace, Unit 24 Gallery, London (2014-15), Sensory Cocktails, Gallery Zandari, Seoul (2009), Cosmopolis: Yutaka Inagawa and Adam King, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London (two person show, 2008)