Made In Japan: Ayako Rokkaku, Takashi Murakami, Yoshiaki Ishikawa ('marty')

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Made in Japan: Ayako Rokkaku, Takashi Murakami, Yoshiaki Ishikawa ('Marty')

Amsterdam, May 13 


    - Gallery Delaive at Art Amsterdam: Stand 105 RAI May 13-17, 2009

    In 2009, the Netherlands commemorates 400 years of trade relations 

between the Netherlands and Japan. This year, Gallery Delaive will show 

the work of three Japanese artists at the Art Amsterdam.

    "...I want to keep drawing for as long as possible..."

    The artist Ayako Rokkaku (1982) made this statement in an interview at

the Geisai #9 in 2006 where she participated with her own stand. Kaikai

Kiki, the company of the renowned Japanese pop artist Takashi Murakami

launched this fair to support cutting-edge upcoming Japanese artists.

    Ayako Rokkaku was the winner of the Scout Prize at Geisai #4 and the Akio

Goto Prize at Geisai #9. Geisai invited high profile industry experts such as

François-Henri Pinault, owner of auction house Christie's and PPR, and the

architect Tadao Ando who both took part of the panel of judges for Geisai #9.

Artists Yoshimoto Nara and David Ellis formed a jury panel in earlier

editions of Geisai.

    Rokkaku's work attracted the attention of many young art lovers, as well

as one of the members of the jury, gallery owner Emmanuel Perrotin, who was

seen acquiring her work.

    Since Ayako Rokkaku's participation at the Geisai #9 in 2006 and after

her success at the TEFAF 2009 and the ART FAIR TOKYO 2009 (45.000 visitors), 

she will once again participate at the ART AMSTERDAM.

    The power of her direct approach to the canvas is manifested in

her 'performance paintings' which she creates live at art fairs. As an

audience of such a happening we get the chance to be part of her world.

    From the 13th of May, visitors can witness Rokkaku painting the exterior

wall of the stand of Gallery Delaive. She will perform a live painting

session on a 3 by 7 metre canvas. Rokkaku has mastered her own painting

technique, applying the acrylic paint on the cardboard sheets or canvas with

her bare hands.

    After last month's exhibition at KaiKai Kiki Gallery in Tokyo, Takashi

Murakami's (1962) hyperrealistic sculpture 'Inochi' will be shown at the

Gallery Delaive stand. For the past few months, visitors have already seen a lifesize Inochi as part of a

retrospective of Murakami's work in the 

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Guggenheim Bilbao (until May 31 2009), the Brooklyn Museum in New York and the Museum für

Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt.

    The sculpture exists in five different and coloured designs and each 

version is limited to 200 pieces. Murakami's sculpture 'Inochi' will have its first show in Europe at Gallery


    Yoshiaki Ishikawa ('Marty', 1973), is a young and upcoming Japanese

photographer with a laborious technique. His photographs are a reflection of

his own world. First he makes a photograph in nature with a digital camera,

then he paints an image of it.

    Finally he incorporates these various images into a new entity.



    SOURCE: Gallery Delaive

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