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Akiko Ogawa

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University: Bath School of Art & Design
Graduation Year: 2018

Artist Statement

My work is a journey into the 21st century notions of the sublime. It involves various eclectic practices of painting, drawing, digital and a combination of these. With strong influences from historic artists of the Enlightenment Era; Leonardo Da Vinci and William Blake, and their interdisciplinary research and philosophical study into the arts and science, my art practice is a study which explores the psychology and the subconscious visual manifestations of the mind and psyche through creative, imaginary, idiosyncratic processes of automatic painting and drawing. The subject matters recently explored through my paintings touches upon themes of the Romanticist sublime and the creation of grandeur yet terrifying realms and landscape. I paint and draw intuitively in an automated state. My recently completed intuitive painting, ‘Event Horizon’ responds to the ideas of modern day’s scientific discoveries and the comprehension of gravitational singularity and black holes. It aims to portray the subjective landscape and the ethereal essences of an imagination I am interested in the unseen imaginary realms that transcend beyond the three and four-dimensional framework that human perception is bound within. The freedom of mark-making and layering in painting exhibits the manifestation of time through of my own personal and autobiographical visual journey that respond to my perceptions of the world and our persisting reality. My practice seeks to understand and comprehend the ideas of science and technology; of biology and the invisible realms that make up the digital. I believe it to be a philosophical experimentation into my own visual language.

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions 

2017 SAMS KITCHEN DELI, BATH
2017 PROTESTIVAL EVENING SESSIONS, BATH BREW HOUSE, BATH
2016 THE NEST, BATH

Group Exhibitions 

2018 ORBIT UK ART GRADUATE SHOW, LONDON
2018 POP-UP ART SHOP & EXHIBITION, WALCOT STREET, BATH
2018 STUDIO COLLECTIVE, WALCOT CHAPEL, BATH
2016 VEVOLUTION, OVAL SPACE, LONDON

Original works:

Vision

By Akiko Ogawa

£400

The Kiss

By Akiko Ogawa

£300

Totem Pole

By Akiko Ogawa

£350

Soul Supremacy

By Akiko Ogawa

£500

Toroidal Storm

By Akiko Ogawa

£450

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Fiery Road

By Akiko Ogawa

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