-It continue to link forever. Like a Chain Ring.
Pop but cynical, floating wonderland with full of mysterious humor - a painter, Ryoko Aoki's first book extensively collected her fascinatingly imaginative works of from her drawing masterpieces with colorful botanic motifs, the earlier works, sketches on a scrap book, to snapshots she took and brief prose-like notes.
With exquisite blend of pop taste and girlish or folklore feelings, her works are composed of various elements allocated and drawn inscrutably, this enables one piece of paper to suggest spacious possibility. As if the artist's inner mind were visualized and come to front, this book sparkles with full of curious rhythm and wonderful creativity.

Including appearance in the exhibition "Winter Garden", curated by Midori Matsui and now touring all over the world, and an upcoming exhibition "Contemporary Japanese Painting(tentative)" to be held in 2010 spring, at The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Ryoko Aoki is one of the most upcoming and anticipated artists.

Ryoko Aoki Pofile:
Born in 1973, Hyogo, Japan. Holding MA Visual Design of Kyoto City Museum of Arts. Her major exhibitions include: "Donai Yanen! Et Maintenant! La Creation contemporaine au Japon," Mausib de la culture du Japon a Paris, Paris (1998), "CRITERIUM 51," Art Tower Mito, Ibaraki (2001), "HAMMER PROJECTS Ryoko Aoki," HAMMER Museum, Los Angels (2007), "The Door into Summer: The Age of Micropop," Art Tower Mito, Ibaraki and Documenta12, Kassel (both 2007).


Title: Chain Ring
Author: Ryoko Aoki
Design: Naoko Nakui
Price: 2200 yen (tax excluded)
128 pages / 250 x 182 mm / Soft Cover
(September, 2009)

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