Antony Cairns has generously produced TYO3_017, 2019 Screen print edition, 2020, in support of Tate.
Growing up in the east end of London, and travelling to Los Angeles, New York and Tokyo, Cairns has been photographing the city as his main subject from the age of 15. Cairns uses analogue photography and shoots almost exclusively on black and white film. However the most characteristic aspect of Cairns work is in the printing process. He prints his own work using chemical-based techniques and experiments with light distortions, printing surfaces, and even electronic ink from e-books.
For Cairns’ Tate edition, an image from his TYO3 series, taken at night in Tokyo in 2019, has been silkscreen printed onto found coding form paper from the 1960s in three variations (Green Program Sheet, Black Coding Form and Green Coding Form). The coding form was used by programmers to hand-write lines of computer code. The silkscreened image has been printed to replicate the look of an inkjet print, playfully disguising the printing medium and blurring distinctions between printing techniques.
Each print is stamped by the artist and accompanied by a signed and numbered certificate. The edition comes unframed.
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TYO3_017, 2019 Screen print edition
22 x 28 cm
Silkscreen print on found coding form paper
Edition of 60, accompanied by a signed and numbered certificate
Date of work
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Antony Cairns (b.1980, London) works across photography, installation and sculpture. He studied photography at the London College of Printing, graduating in 2002. He was the recipient of the HyudaiCard Gapado Air Residency Award in 2019, the Images Vevey Special Jury Prize in 2017 and was the Grand Prize Winner of the Hariban Award in 2015. Recent exhibitions include: CTY – TYO3 at Stieglitz 19, Antwerp, Belgium (2020); Antony Cairns: CTY at Akio Nagasawa Gallery, Aoyama, Tokyo Japan (2019); Expired, Curated by Maya Benton at Sara Kaye Gallery, New York US (2019); The Tale of Gordon Earl Adams at Festival Image, Vevey, Switzerland (2018); London Nights at Museum of London, UK (2018); SHAPE OF LIGHT 100 YEARS OF PHOTOGRAPHY AND ABSTRACT ART, Tate Modern, London, UK (2018); My London at Peckham24, London, UK (2018); Artificial Impressions, A joint exhibition by Stedelijk Museum Breda and BredaPhoto, Breda, Holland (2018); TYO2- LDN4 at Roman Road, London, UK (2017); A Matter of Memory: Photography as Object in the Digital Age at George Eastman Museum, New York, US (2016); and LA-LV / LDN Process at Sfera Exhibition, Kyoto, Japan, as part of KYOTOGRAPHIE 2016. His work is held in a number of important British and European collections.