Emergence by Ai Oakawara

Booth #278A-E, 288, 278A-E, 288

Artist Bio: 
b.1979, Tokyo, Japan

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2018,2016, 2013, 2010, 2008 Takashimaya Shinjuku Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2012 Takashimaya Osaka Gallery NEXT, Osaka, Japan
2012 The Hive Gallery and studios, Los Angeles, U.S.A
2011 Hellion Gallery, Portland, U.S.A
2009 Matsuzakaya Gallery, Nagoya, Japan
2007 NODA CONTEMPORARY, Nagoya, Japan
2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 Gallery Juichigatsu, Tokyo, Japan

Awards and Honors
2006 Tokyo Wonder Wall Award
2003 Tama・de・Art 2003
2002 First Sato Taisei Art Award
2002 16th Aogaki 2001 Japanese painting Award

My art reveals the inner darkness and anxiety of human beings by stimulating our visual sense through various means of media and expression.

In my childhood, my parents tried to teach me the importance of peace by showing me the pictures of victims and devastating scenes of war. Perhaps it was through this exposure that I started to examine the human condition and I was driven to explore the darker side of being human and the sense of suffocation that stems from the oppression in our society.

I believe that obtaining a multifaceted view is key to solving bias perceptions. Through my art, I strive to expose the struggle that others fight as they try to break free of the constraints placed on them by society ; the risk of having a singular perspective ; and the internal struggle of life.

Contact Info:
Website: http://www.artrates.net/

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