6 - 8pm, Thursday 7th Jul


Hiraki Sawa - flown

Parafin is delighted to announce Hiraki Sawa’s third exhibition with the gallery. Sawa is known internationally for videos and installations that create powerful psychological situations by interweaving the domestic and the fantastic. Characterised by quietness and introspection, his works create compelling interior worlds and evoke themes of memory and displacement.

Sawa’s exhibition is informed by two recent events in his personal life that affected him profoundly. In 2017, Sawa’s parents left the house in Kanazawa where he grew up. In 2022, Sawa (along with artists friends and colleagues) was evicted from the studio complex in Ridley Road in East London, where he had worked for many years. Sawa’s response to these events has been to create a compelling body of work that suggests time, dislocation and loss.


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