Manami Higashi
[handling artist]

MERRY GO ROUND (DEVIL), 2014, 80.3x80.3cm, 31 5/8x31 5/8in., oil on panelMERRY GO ROUND (DRIFT ICE), 2013, 26x37cm, 10 1/4x14 5/8in., acrylic on panelMERRY GO ROUND (KAGOME), 2012, 162x 227.3 cm, 63 3/4x89 1/2in., oil on canvasMERRY GO ROUND (TWIN TALE), 2013, 97x162cm, 38 1/4x63 3/4in., oil on panel

 

For my works, the rotation expresses the immortality,

dimension and time flow, The 3-dimensional rotation of the character resembles the transmigration of the soul in the Buddhism believe,

It’s representing birth and death in the circle of life in the same way the figurine is rotating.

The motifs are characters from Japanese animation and comics.

The act of painting and letting the animation figurine rotate expresses the flow of time and the many different views of rotation.

This figurine as a symbol of today’s society is combined with the classic element of oil painting.

Today’s motif and the classic way of painting result in exactly the same time flow as the motif itself.

 

1988 Born in Kanagawa, Japan

2011 MA, Joshibi University of Art And Design, Kanagawa, Japan

2013 BA, Joshibi University of Art And Design, Kanagawa, Japan

 

Exhibitions

 

2016

the art fair +plus-ultra 2016 / Spiral Garden

Future Exhibition / Gallery Nichido

Collaboration Project / RISE GALLERY and MASATAKA CONTEMPORARY

Masataka Contemporary’s exhibition:Japanese Women Artists / Bernarducci Meisei Gallery

 

2015

Collaboration Project / RISE GALLERY and MASATAKA CONTEMPORARY

the 100-gou Exhibition / MASATAKA CONTEMPORARY

◎ / MASATAKA CONTEMPORARY

ASIA WEEK NEW YORK 2015 / BERNARDUCCI MEISEL GALLERY, USA

 

2014

Mai Takayama・Manami Higashi / M50 JOSHIBI ART GALLERY, Shanghai

KOH−JUTSU depart remix vol.2 / TAKASHIMAYA Nihombashi

HYOH-BYOH KOH-JUTSU chapter 5 / Spiral Garden

CHAOS*LOUNGE vol.6 / billiken gallery

 

2013

CHAOS*LOUNGE vol.5 / billiken gallery

Moeglichkeit 4 / Roentgenwerke AG

Little Akihabara Monument / Gallery midori-so

 

Awards

 

2014

Tokyo Wonder Wall

 

2013

Fukuzawa Ichiro Award