Aya Saito EMAYUKO(S)MAYUKO(S)MAYUKO(S)
Two Persons Exhibition



15 (Tue) - 31 (Thu) July, 2008
Open Everyday
12:00 - 19:00
(except the opening day, sunday and national holiday,
close at 18:00)

FOIL GALLERY is pleased to announce a two persons exhibition by young Japanese artists, Aya Saito and MAYUKO(S)MAYUKO(S)MAYUKO(S), from 15th (Tue) throughout 31st (Thu) of July, 2008. Aya Saito (born 1981) has been steadily established her carreer since her public debut with the GEISAI Award in 2003. She published her first collection "darumasan ga koronda" (Little More, 2004), and was also awarded GEISAI 5, the1st FOIL Award Grand Prix in 2004, and Graphic Art Hito-tsubo Grand Prix in 2005 in succession. The works of Aya Saito, said to be energetically produced more than 500 pieces in a year, are painted several times over with her unique colouring, and bear very impulsive energy of the artist, and also uncanny and strange atmosphere at the same time. The rather irrational and indescribable paintings can be seen as embodiment of very fundamental impulse or irrepressible passion lying under the living creatures, which can not be explained through words logically nor rationally. On the other hand, the works by MAYUKO(S)MAYUKO(S)MAYUKO(S) (born 1979) use motifs from familiar animals or human characters. She has worked out her painting style on her own, and has held her solo shows in Japan every year on regular basis. Not only on canvases or papers, MAYUKO(S)MAYUKO(S)MAYUKO(S) draws and paints on various kinds of materials from notebooks, craft papers, fabrics to her personal belongings like her leather bag, as if she kept her diary in everywhere she sees. This artist captures the lively movement or faces of living things with her sharp insight. In this two-person exhibition at FOIL GALLERY, both artists will present powerful, large-size works on papers and fabrics, which are bigger than 1 square meter, and also paintings on pieces of wood as the artistsf new attempt. Inner roars and expressive features - although the themes these two artists preferrs can be perhaps in a binary opposite, the overwhelming energy and disorderdedly spirited air both artists release will be put together and echoed each other within the gallery. This energetic show will demonstrate the promise of emerging talents of Japanese new generation!

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Aya Saito Profile:@¨
Born in Tokyo in 1981. Graduated from Joshibi University of Art and Design, Department of Painting, Oil Painting and Print Making Course in 2003. Including the first FOIL Award, she has awarded several prizes and actively joined group exhibitions both in Japan and overseas.

MAYUKO(S)
MAYUKO(S)
MAYUKO(S)Profile:
Born in Chiba in 1979. Self-educated her own artistic styles. Starting from her solo show in 2004, she has established her career as an artists. In addition to the painting works, she also produces plastic works.

 


 


 
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