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6 February - 17 April, 2009

 

Opening Reception: (Friday) 6 February, 2009, 6:30pm - 8:30pm ... ... ... ... \

 

 

EDGE Gallery is pleased to announce the solo exhibition <HIJIRI> of the young woman Japanese artist SEIKO FUJIOKA . Opening reception will take place on (Friday) 6 February, 2009, 6:30pm-8:30pm at EDGE Gallery, G/F 60C Leighton Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong. Media Friends are all welcome to meet the artist and have interviews with her during the opening. Please contact us for reservations.

 

The exchange in art between China and Japan has been very active. Japanese painting has a close relationship with Chinese painting. It is generally accepted that Japanese painting has an origin of the “heavy color” technique of Gongbi Chinese painting. For Chinese painting, how it could be innovated and modernized is always a significant concern in Chinese art. Within this spectrum of art history, the affection of Japanese art cannot be ignored. In contrast to Chinese painting, Japanese painting has always been absorbing other cultures as nutrients, however, the question of either inheritance or innovation did not become a burden to the development of the art form.

 

SEIKO FUJIOKA learned Japanese painting as her art career launching point. While studying in the art institute, she incarnated the way to fuse traditional material with modern techniques, for example: collage, mixed media, to be freely applied to her art creation. In her artworks, there are traces of the beauty of Japanese painting; the composition has a style of the Art Nouveau, which is resplendent with vivid colors and rich details; and the image in her artwork is theatrical and full of free imagination. Apart from her art, the experience and discovery from her job as a designer of a fashion brand also adds a sense of trend in her work. The various impressions interlace and become a lively patchwork of scenery of modern life. The hybrid character of the artwork happens to reflect our modern life today in a metropolis.

 

 

(Selected artworks)

 

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DAN, Mixed media on wood, 172 x 105cm, 2008

 

 

Conception, Mixed media on wood, 103 x 72.5cm, 2008

 

 

 

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TOK, Mixed media on wood, 148 x 114cm, 2008

 

 

 

 

DAN_T, Mixed media on wood, 130 x 164cm, 2008

 

 

My principal for working on Japanese paintings while a student,
which is, about how the art which was treasured by Japanese for long can be expressed by a modern perspective.
About my thought on art, let’s say for an example of “the art of tea”,
the tools for “the art of tea” were discovered in daily life, and then, a spiritual field of “nothingness” is created from an empty and narrow space. And from there, enjoy the tea.
From a mood of “nothingness” at the beginning, the spirit is liberated. And then the essence is understood, thus, pleasure and enjoyment could be achieved.
This is the essence of art which I am interested and have been searching for.
Through the learning and use of the art of 3D and space and variety of art, I think over how to use works of 2D drawing and painting, which is called Japanese painting, to express space.

 

I was born and grew up in the mother nature in the Ehime Prefecture. Since I was hard of hearing when I was a child, the visuals of shapes, colors and unconscious lines from nature interested and impressed me a lot.
After the childhood, in Tokyo, through exchanges with many artists, and the affection of decorative matters, my ideology was formed and expressed from a starting point of myself.
My graduation work is full of childishness yet expresses a form of unconscious, a beauty of color and playfulness. It expresses a playful wandering within an infinitive repetition of drawing and painting activity.
From a limited field in 2D painting, it expresses 3D and 4D space. Through an analogous experience, it shows a sincere artwork of a construction a new painting.

I hope to use traditional Japanese painting to express our modernity.”

 

-Seiko Fujioka

 

 

Artist Biography


SEIKO FUJIOKA was born in Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture, Japan in 1982. She graduated from one of the most famous art institutes in Japan, Tama Art University, major in Japanese Painting. Two years later she was graduated from Painting Graduate Course from the same school. She learned Japanese painting since studying in high school, and she was often awarded. Her art wanders between design and fine art. After graduation, she worked as a designer in the fashion brand in Japan, “facade green” of United Arrows. In the meantime, she persisted to produce paintings.

 

Exhibitions
2009.........“Hijiri” Solo Exhibition, EDGE Gallery

2007.........“Five Art University Exhibition”
2006.........“Yoku Exhibition”
2005.........“Five Art University Exhibition”
.................“Cafe9+1”
2002.........“Exhibition by Three”, Shimokitazawa Town Hall

 

Awards
2004.........Awarded an Excellent Price at YOKOHAMA Gallery Exhibition
2000.........A prizewinner in Design Section at Ehime Prefecture Exhibition
.................A special prizewinner in Japanese Painting Section at Ehime Prefecture Exhibition
1999.........A prizewinner in Design Section at Ehime Prefecture Exhibition
.................A prizewinner in Japanese Painting Section at Ehime Prefecture Exhibition
.................Award of Encouragement at Shimanami Kaido Exhibition

1998.........A prizewinner in Design Section of Ehime Prefecture Exhibition

 

 

 

 

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