Eguchi Ayane “Viscera of the Vast Land”

Featuring artist’s new work by using tropical plants, ocean animals et al., as motifs

2020.4.3 [Fri] - 6.21 [Sun]

This exhibition features Eguchi Ayane’s new oil paintings, watercolor paintings, three-dimensional works that were produced while she stayed in Indonesia for one year. Eguchi will express her unique perspective in theme of “accepting conflicts and contradictions,” by using as motifs tropical plants, ocean animals, corals and graffitis seen in the city of Jogjakarta.

I saw a ritual sacrifice during the Muslim festival. They cut up cattle and goats on the spot as sacrifices, prayed, and ate them afterwards. It was the first time for me to see the organs that were freshly cut. The row of slippery sacks that fell out of the goat’s stomach was beautiful. It is subtly different to the organs I associated with from learned knowledge. This was more similar to corals in the sea and plants above ground.
Afterwards, I began to think about my own internal organs.
Why do the plants in the sea and on ground, and even in humans all bear same shapes?
There are organs in many places that are normally unseen, and I want to be able to slowly turn it inside out and see them for myself. This desire fused alongside the encounters with Indonesia’s sea, plants and animals, culture, and graffities in its cities, are what inspired my work.

Eguchi Ayane

Devil's tongue
Devil’s tongue
Oil on canvas
45.6 x 52.8 cm
Oil on canvas
45.6 x 52.8 cm
Tropical town
Tropical town
Oil on canvas
53 x 65.3 cm

Courtesy: Mizuma Art Gallery

Eguchi Ayane

Born 1985 in Hokkaido, currently resides in Tokyo

2009  Received BFA in Oil Painting, Kanazawa College of Art

2011  Completed Master’s in Oil Painting, Kanazawa College of Art

Solo Exhibitions

Fuwa・Moko・SaraSa・Ra, Tokyo Wonder Site Hongo, Tokyo
Mystical Kingdom, Mizuma Action, Tokyo
Ode to wonderland, Mizuma Gallery, Singapore

Group Exhibitions

The 4th Mitsubishi Corporation Art Gate Program, Eye of Gyre, Tokyo
cross, Green Arts Gallery, Ishikawa, Japan
Tokyo Wonder Wall 2009, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
Jinzukyo Art Exhibition 2009, Osawano Shogaigakushu Center, Toyama, Japan
via art 2009, Shinwa Art Museum, Tokyo
carré à zurich, Gallery TEN, Ishikawa
2010 Kawaii Exhibition, SEIBU Shibuya, Tokyo
carré 2010, Gallery TEN, Ishikawa
WONDER SEEDS 2010, Tokyo Wonder Site Shibuya
carré à zurich, Zurich Insurance Company, Zurich
The Selections from Graduation Works 2011, Kanazawa Art-Gummi Gallery, Ishikawa
To the Future, Mizuma Action, Tokyo
Impacts! Japan Art Festival, Japan Art Festival Zane Bennett Contemporary Art x Mizuma Art Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Universal Influence, ART|JOG|9, Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Further towards the future, Mizuma Gallery, Singapore
Seeing the Unseen, Gallery Ohrin, Ibaraki, Japan
Eyes & Curiosity - anomaly -, Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo
Prime Meridian, Vinyl on Vinyl Gallery, Manilla
A Gentle Gaze, Hwa’s Gallery, Shanghai
Hopes & Dialogues in Rumah Kijang Mizuma, Mizuma Gallery, Singapore


Received Judge’s Special Award, KANABI Creative Prize 2010
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