Published: April 17, 2018

"Japanese painter and animator, Shunsaku Hayashi from Osaka, presented his three most recent short films: Railment, Interstitial, and Down Escalation along with a selection of some work Shunsaku Hayashi made while a student at Goldsmiths, University of London. Shunsaku Hayashi uses an incredible array of traditional animation and painting techniques as well as his own unique style to convey a sense of contemplation and isolation within the viewer while visually stunning them into oblivion."

Shunsaku Hayashi (b.1992) is a Japanese artist mainly working on painting, animation and experimental film. He studied at Goldsmiths, University of London as a trainee under the Japan Cultural Ministry Abroad Research Fellowship for up-and-coming artists from 2012 to 2015. His recent animation REMEMBER won Golden Horseman for Animated Film at 28th FILMFEST DRESDEN, and it was shortlisted for several international competitions. His newer work, RAILMENT and INTERSTITIAL have been winning major awards at festivals around the world. Most recently INTERSTITIAL was awarded the Best Animation Award at Slamdance Film Festival and RAILMENT was awarded with the CreativeFuture Innovation award also at Slamdance.