Taro Izumi was born in 1976 in Nara, Japan. He currently lives and works in Tokyo. Izumi works principally with installation. His works, which are permeated with a black humour, a sense of irony and the absurd, transform exhibition spaces into giant containers of images, sounds and objects where numerous screens interact with each other. His videos lead viewers through the small dramas of daily life, from alienation to boredom, combining the aesthetics of animation with the dynamics of video games. At times, these provide the scripts for performances that are later documented.
Taro Izumi’s exhibitions include those held at the Galerie de l’Alliance Française, Buenos Aires (2015), 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan (2015), Take Ninagawa gallery, Tokyo (2014). Lime at the Bottom of the Lake (2006) was included in the exhibition ‘Voice of Images’ (2012-13) at Palazzo Grassi.