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Akio Nagasawa Gallery Aoyama is pleased to announce the opening of “journey” an exhibition of works by Ana Scripcariu-Ochiai.
This time the artist will present her latest works from two series mirrors and Outline to flicker.
mirrors is a series of paintings realized in 2019 as an extension of her fieldworks, regarding local customs and festivals in various parts of Japan and abroad, which goes under the same theme: 'the connection between the land and the people’. In the series the artist tries to bring to light the human activities she was looking for during her researches but that she ended up finding among monkeys, by painting the reflection of the concept 'I see human beings inside monkeys and monkeys inside human beings'.
Beside the artist's paintings, some of her drawings will be presented for the very first time.
Outline to Flicker is a series where the 'breath' visualized by the plastic bags sewn into old Japanese and Rumanian photographs represents the connection between the artists self and the others through other elements that go beyond time and space. It is a series the artist has been working on continuously since 2015.
– Artist's statement
On the occasion of this exhibition, I will present the works from the new series "Outline to flicker" and "mirrors" will be presented. In "Outline to flicker" the 'breath' visualized by the plastic bags sewn into old Japanese and Rumanian photographs represents the connection between myself and the others through other elements that go beyond time and space. It is a series I have been working on continuously since 2015."mirrors" is a series of paintings realized in 2019 as an extension of my fieldworks regarding local costums and festivals in various parts of Japan and abroad which goes under the same theme: 'the connection between the land and the people'. In this series I painted what I was trying to find in human activities but I found out among various monkeys: the reflection of the concept 'I see human beings inside monkeys and monkeys inside human beings'.
She began exploring ways to take root in her two home countries, Japan and Romania.
It has the theme of "connection between land and people."
She has performed cultural and anthropological field work such as indigenous festivals and folk religions in various parts of Japan and abroad. In recent years, she has been involved in the field of primatology as an extension of her work. She produces installation, photography, movie, painting, and multiple works.
While confronting the chain of discrimination and friction between communities, she creates the "moment where things come into contact and transcend time, distance, land and ethnicity."
Born in Saitama Prefecture in 1992.
She graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts, majoring in oil painting, and then head of the Faculty of Fine Arts. Completed the Global Art Practice major at the same university.
Currently, she is a sculpture doctoral student at the same university, and has presented works both in Japan and overseas as an artist.