Please join us for the Launch Reception: Saturday June 17th 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Working in Tokyo, out of a former print shop that is now his atelier, Keiichi Sumi finds inanimate objects in their natural habitats for future re-imagination.
Rendering objects into their elements and parts until their meaning is similarly disassembled, he removes the dirt, color and design of each surface then resets the pieces to create new life and meaning. Objects once separate in time and place experience rebirth and an unexpected symbiosis to give viewers a new perspective and insight into the object’s original intention.
“Tortoise Publications is excited to launch ‘Push Me Pull You’, a commemorative collection featuring the artist Keiichi Sumi. ‘Push Me Pull You’ is a photo anthology containing several pieces I have personally collected since 2010, among the 70 other original pieces shown in his collection. Keiichi Sumi will attend the book’s launch for one special evening, bringing with him several pieces of his multiple works that were created in limited quantity as well as a few one-of-a-kind pieces. My hope is by attending this reception and viewing his collection, it evokes the sense of awe I experienced upon seeing his work for the very first time.” – Taku Shinomoto, Owner of Tortoise
“Push Me Pull You”
A4 size, full color 128P, German wear, Japanese-English bilingual translation
Publisher: Tortoise & Co.
Price $ 45
Special thanks to: Claska, Yamaguchi Nobuhiro (Art Direction), Otomo Yosuke (Photography) and Louis Templado (Translation)
“Push Me Pull You” by Keiichi Sumi – Launch and Exhibition
June 17th –July 16th 2017
(Artist will be in residence June 17th and June 18th) TORTOISE GALLERY WILL BE CLOSED PRIOR TO THE RECEPTION FROM JUNE 12th (Mon) – JUNE 16th (Fri)