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Chiaki Kamikawa
updated: 07/19/2012
website: www.c-kamikawa.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Rienoland Second Consultation
Rienoland Second Consultation (detail)
Fresh Taste Italian Man
Rieno altar as a reminder No.4 (twin tower)
Sweet as a comet, crazy as a comet
Constallation Manifesto
Extra power gained by agriculture
A Human Achievement
Shadow's Game
Kitchen talk
Oyster girl
The last hope dies
The last day of being cool
Good morning, endlessly
Farmer's tips
 
Portfolio Keywords:  spiritual, surreal, fantasy, cartoon, dreams, figurative, childhood, memory, narrative, animals
 
 
Rienoland Second Consultation by Chiaki Kamikawa
Rienoland Second Consultation
Pencil on paper
2011-12
62 " x  85 " 
Rienoland Second Consultation (detail) by Chiaki Kamikawa
Rienoland Second Consultation (detail)
Pencil on paper
2011-12
62 " x  85 " 
Fresh Taste Italian Man by Chiaki Kamikawa
Fresh Taste Italian Man
Pencil on paper
2011
22 " x  30 " 
Rieno altar as a reminder No.4 (twin tower) by Chiaki Kamikawa
Rieno altar as a reminder No.4 (twin tower)
Pencil on paper
2011
30 " x  22 " 
Sweet as a comet, crazy as a comet by Chiaki Kamikawa
Sweet as a comet, crazy as a comet
Pencil on paper
2010
27 " x  35 " 
Constallation Manifesto by Chiaki Kamikawa
Constallation Manifesto
Pencil on paper
2011
19 " x  25 " 
Extra power gained by agriculture by Chiaki Kamikawa
Extra power gained by agriculture
Ink on paper
2012
16.5 " x  11 " 
A Human Achievement by Chiaki Kamikawa
A Human Achievement
Ink on paper
2012
16.5 " x  11 " 
Shadow's Game by Chiaki Kamikawa
Shadow's Game
Ink on paper
2012
16.5 " x  11 " 
Kitchen talk by Chiaki Kamikawa
Kitchen talk
Pencil on paper
2006
25" x  18.8" 
Oyster girl by Chiaki Kamikawa
Oyster girl
Pencil on paper
2007
30" x  22" 
The last hope dies by Chiaki Kamikawa
The last hope dies
Pencil on paper
2007
18.8" x  25" 
The last day of being cool by Chiaki Kamikawa
The last day of being cool
Pencil on paper
2007
18.8" x  25" 
Good morning, endlessly by Chiaki Kamikawa
Good morning, endlessly
Pencil on mixed media form
2011
18 " x  7.8 "  x 9.8 " 
Farmer's tips by Chiaki Kamikawa
Farmer's tips
Pencil on mixed media form
2012
14.5 " x  6.7 "  x 4 " 

Artist Statement

My work explores the realm of reality and fantasy.  I create imagery inspired by everyday experiences and scenes and visualise them into drawings and sculptures.  In my work, I deal with recollections of life, dream, hidden desires and irrational human behaviours.  My work also addresses the issues of the border between the private and public, handlings of human emotions and questions of correctness that are deeply rooted in Japanese society.  Often these themes are combined into drawings that feature dramatic scenes with surreal occurences and unexplainable order of things.  The grey tone of the drawings and sculptures  establishes the dream-like quality.  It also suggests the notions of nostalgia and detachment from the past.

Artist Bio / CV

Born in 1976,  Kawasaki, Japan

Education

2005-2007 MFA, Sandberg Instituut, Netherlands
2000-2003 BA Jewellery, Edinburgh College of Art, U.K.

Solo Exhibitions

2012
New Symbols, Gallery Suzuki, Japan
2010
Island Rieno, Shonan Kujirakan Gallery, Japan

Selected Group Exhibitions

2012
The Art of Denial, Haroupomylos Art Gallery, Cyprus
Lush art in austere time, Isnot Gallery, Cyprus

2011
Drawing Room, Omikron Gallery, Cyprus
Hi Ha Ho, galerie with tsjalling, Netherlands
It's raining, fight youngsters, Wetering Galerie, Netherlnads
Drawing Now Paris Art Fair, France

2010
Oeuvres sur papier, Galerye d'YS, Belgium
Works on paper, Wetering Galerie, Netherlands
CHIC Drawing Art Fair, France

2009
On Paper, Witzenhausen Gallery, Amsterdam
Uit Japan, Galerie LUMC, Leiden, Netherlands
In dit uitzicht, Drawing Centre Diepenheim, Netherlands

2008
Group show, Galerie Sign, Groningen, Netherlands
Art Rotterdam (represented by Witzenhausen Gallery), Rotterdam

2007
Day Dreaming, Wetering Galerie, Amsterdam
one;& the other painting, W139BG, Amsterdam
Scope New York, (Represented by Artspace Witzenhausen), NY
Art Rotterdam, (Represented by Artspace Witzenhausen), Rotterdam

2006
Reading the drawing
Narrative in contemporary art and comics
, Galerie Sign,Groningen
Kunstvlaai06, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam

Award/ Grant

2005-2007 Japanese ministry of cultural affairs artist grant