Ryoji Ikeda: π, e, ø




Solo exhibition by Ryoji Ikeda, organised with Olivier Renaud-Clement.
Japan’s leading electronic composer and visual artist Ryoji Ikeda focuses on the essential characteristics of sound itself and that of visuals as light by means of both mathematical precision and aesthetics. Ikeda has gained a reputation as a unique artist working across both visual and sonic media. He elaborately orchestrates sound, visual materials, physical phenomena and mathematical notions into immersive live performances and installations.

Ryoji Ikeda’s exhibition title π, e, ø stands for three important mathematical constants;

π (pi, the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter)
e (the base of the natural logarithm)
ø (phi, golden ratio: a+b/a = a/b), all of which are infinite.

Infinity has perplexed many but also greatly inspired artists.
Ikeda endeavours to reconcile the essence and idea of infinity through various practices and medium and to orchestrate these into a single symphonic materiality. Through the use of mathematical vocabulary, the artist seeks to present infinity in a visual way.
The works on paper,  multiple variations of 1×1 surfaces of white and black from series of numbers,  the transcendental and the irrational, are exhaustively visualised in decimal expressions reaching 1.25 million digits a piece.

Duration 06 April 2017 - 20 May 2017
Times Tuesday — Saturday, from 10:00 to 18:00
Cost Free
Venue Almine Rech Gallery
Address Grosvenor Hill, Broadbent House, London, W1K 3JH
Contact 4402072873644 / contact.london@alminerech.com / www.alminerech.com

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