The Crowded Paintings of Carl Randall

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Carl Randall captures the energy and heartbeats of London and Tokyo through his crowded paintings, each figure its own portrait of a real pedestrian in his or her respective city. Toying with perspective, his recent works also implement the architecture and skylines of the inhabited metro area.

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Working on a new Japan painting, to be exhibited at ART FAIR TOKYO 2019, March 7 – 10th, Tokyo Japan. The largest art fair in Japan & oldest in Asia, other exhibiting artists include: Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Leonard Fujita, Michael Craig-Martin, Taro Okamoto, Julian Opie. I’m exhibiting with Fuma Contemporary Tokyo Bunkyo Art, my gallery representation in Japan (booth G21 at the fair). More info: https://artfairtokyo.com #artfairtokyo2019 #artfairtokyo #アートフェア東京 #アートフェア東京2019 #東京アートフェア #現代日本 #現代東京 #東京 #東京アート #tokyoartfair #japanpainting #tokyopainting #tokyostreetscene #tokyoart #japanart #crowdpainting #crowdscene #blackandwhitepainting #monochromepainting #tokyocrowd #tokyometropolis #japanpainter #tokyopainter #figurativepainting #representationalpainting #representationalart #narrativepainting #contemporarypainting #carlrandallartist #carlrandall

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“Randall’s time spent in Japan … was used to develop his interest in using painting as a medium in which to depict Japanese culture, creating images of everyday life in contemporary Japan as seen through the eyes of a visiting foreign artist,” a statement says. “A series of large black and white canvases show densely packed groups of faces inspired by the crowds of Tokyo – a response to urban issues such as overpopulation, isolation and urban alienation. He predominantly works from life and so these pantings were made in collaboration with over one thousand residents of Tokyo city, each volunteering to sit for their portraits.”

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In 2007 I was selected to be artist in residence at the Grand Prix Formula 1 races in Japan, where I made these paintings. CNN recently interviewed me about my work and the residency, as part of their programme 'The Japanese Grand Prix: F1 in Japan'. Please watch the video (my interview appears 10:15 to 12:50): https://edition.cnn.com/videos/sports/2018/10/12/japan-grand-prix-kendo-romain-grosjean-fernando-alonso-formula-one-f1-circuit-spt-intl.cnn @cnnvision @cnn #formula1 #grandprix #cnn #f1 #formula1japan #cnninterview #japanformula1 #formula1races #formula1paintings #forumula1art #cnnvisions #racecarpainting #racequeen #racequeens #japanesegrandprix #japan #japanart #japanpaintings #oilcanvas #artoninstagram #crowdpainting #blackandwhitepainting #monochromepainting #artistoninstagram #narrativepainting #contemporarypainting #figurativepainter #carlrandallartist #carlrandall

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