Ryo Shimizu

Posted in research by Lina A.Hadi on June 18, 2011

“Ryo Shimizu’s 15-foot-by-41-foot typographic installation shows what a hybrid Chinese-English font might look like.

Everyone’s accustomed to seeing text on the walls of an art gallery. But not text that’s itself the work of art. And certainly not text that fills as much space as would a cement truck.

CNJPUS TEXT, by Japanese artist Ryo Shimizu, is a 15-foot-by-41-foot “painting” rendered in nothing but typography. Letters forming some 2,500 words cover an entire gallery wall, then scatter onto the floor helter-skelter like a spilled bag of ABCs.”


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