A Third Map is a collaborative sculpture project between Japanese artist Kazuki Nishinaga and British artist Ryan Orme. The work has been funded by Daiwa foundation, that supports anglo-japenese cultural exchange.
The collaboration uses art making as a bridge between their respective creative and cultural frameworks and develops its own visual language to fill the gaps in translation.
By drawing on a diverse array of references within craft, architecture and visual language, the artists build an aesthetic that inhabits a third space, outside of their individual practices.
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Ryan Orme (b1986) is a London-based artist working across drawing, painting and sculpture. He studied Fine Art (BA hons) at UWE, Bristol 2009 and then sculpture (MFA) at the Slade 2019. Whilst at the Slade, he was awarded the Felix Slade Bursary and the Prenkerd Jones Memorial grant. He was also selected for the HKBU residency in Hong Kong Dec 2019. Ryan was selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2019 and Towner International 2020. He currently has some new outdoor sculpture works on show at Contemporary Fulmer.
Kazuki Nishinaga (b1993) is a sculptor based in Tokyo. He studied Sculpture at Musashino Art University (BA) in 2016 and at the Slade School of Fine Art (MFA) as the 47th The Ezoe Memorial Foundation scholarship student. He was awarded Edward Allington Prize on his graduation from the Slade. Selected exhibitions include; Making poetry with solid objects, Komagome SOKO, Tokyo (2022); Shortlist Exhibition/ The Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize 2020, Ashurst's London HQ, London (2020); Shortlist Exhibition/ The John Ruskin Prize 2019: Agent of Change, The Holden Gallery, Manchester(2019).