January 2 – March 30, 2018
Silas Inoue’s practice is characterized by an idiosyncratic approach to nature and natural sciences, and imagery he describes as Quasi-Asian in reference to his mixed Danish and Japanese heritage. He makes use of classic as well as less conventional materials, including sugar, cooking oil, mold, and other living organisms. Combining intuitive methods with more analytic observations of the world, his work wavers between fantasy and fact, synthetic and organic, and growth and collapse.
Part of his praxis consists of site-specific interventions in alternative locations and venues, such as Skovsnogen Deep Forest Artland, Formic.dk, New Scenario’s Body Holes for the 9th Berlin Biennale, as well as basements flooded by rusty water, and other self-established temporary exhibition spaces.
Recent exhibitions at more conventional spaces includes What is left behind at Akershus Kunstsenter in Oslo, Norway, Phenotype at Marie Kirkegaard Gallery in Copenhagen, Denmark, and Amino Acids at ACME Los Angeles.
He graduated from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design in 2010. From 2008-2009 he studied at Jan Matejki, Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, Poland, and as a scholarship student at Osaka Seikei University, Faculty of Art and Design, Osaka Japan in 2007-2008.