Lot 81 - Emiko Aida - Magnolia Light 2
Oil on mount board
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust
Curated by Art on a Postcard
Emiko Aida is a printmaker, painter and mixed media artist living in London. She was born in a town with a Japanese temple dedicated to the Water God in Tokyo. Water is worshipped there, and growing up, bushes, botanical gardens, wetlands, streams, and rivers surrounded her. Her family took Buddhism teaching and had a small temple at home next to a miniature Shinto shrine. Bell sounds from a nearby Christian monastery and the Buddhist temple were her daily clock. She finds nature to be the element she most strongly connects to, both spiritually and emotionally.
MA Fine Art, The Tokyo University of Arts, Japan MA Printmaking, Royal College of Art, UK
2007 Florence Biennale, Italy 2017 International Prin Triennial, Sweden / Sydney Art Fair, Australia 2018 The Columbia Threadneedle Prize, London, UK 2019 Personal Structures, Venice Art Biennale, Italy 2019 Art on Paper, New York, USA 2019 Solo show, For Arts Sake, London, UK 2021 London Art Biennale, UK / 1997 The Nordatern Award in Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK 2010 The Qijiang International Print Exhibition, Guangdong Museum of Art, China 2014 16th SPACE International Print Biennial, Seoul, Korea 2014 Vivien Leigh Bequest Prize, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, UK 2014 Thomas Word Award, National Open Competition, London, UK 2023 International Prize PEGASUS for the ARTS, Scola Grande of San Teodoro, Venice, Italy
Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, Bankside Gallery, London, UK For Arts Sake, London, UK / New Blood Art, UK
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
I have created three oil paintings on board, connecting with the same theme as my oil on canvas creations. Nature inspires me. The Magnolia flowers have often appeared in my work over the past few years. In Japan, Magnolia flower is called Lotus on Wood. Lotus is a sacred flower, so Magnolia shares this sacredness. I combined the flower and light in my work. Both possess the power to illuminate minds and lift the human spirit. We are currently facing large changes and difficulties. Under these circumstances I hope my work contributes to the radiance that guides us forward.
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