Art in the Time of Corona

Iain Lonsdale

  • Thu, Nov 05 - Mon, Nov 30 2020
    Closed on sunday
  • 10:00am - 7:00pm
  • Opening Party
    Fri, Nov 13, 19:00 - 22:00
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“Art in the Time of Corona”, is a brand new collection of 26 paintings all created in Tokyo in 2020 by British artist, IAIN LONSDALE.

This collection expresses the inner tensions brought on by the unprecedented confinement this year and the will of the spirit to break free from physical restrictions.

IAIN explores form, color and space on canvas in a spontaneous way, without a preconceived destination.

He uses acrylic paint and adhesives, his tools are brush, palette knife and chopstick.

“In 2020, I continue to explore ways to visually articulate my journey and continue to create spaces within boundaries. These images represent flights of the mind exploring new places”


Born in 1972 in London, England, Iain Lonsdale studied Law at Reading University, adventured in South America, India and Nepal and then arrived in Tokyo in 1996.

Iain, a Tokyo resident of 24 years, is a self-taught painter who finds inspiration from his everyday existence in the densely populated metropolis of central Tokyo.

His images are a direct response of his need to find space and harmony in what he considers a chaotic environment.

Iain’s method of painting is spontaneous and unplanned using acrylic paint on canvas to express his feelings.

The artist says “My paintings are visual articulations of emotion triggered by a sense of compression”.