Artists

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Ai Makita

Born in Nagano, Makita lives and works in Tokyo and in Tokyo. Education: Tsukuba University, Art and Design, B.F.A ; Tokyo University of the Arts, Art and Education, M.A. In her works, she creates organic images in her paintings using inorganic motifs such as machineries, metals and plastics, exploring the borderline between artificiality and nature and two-dimensionality and three-dimensionality. She held solo and group shows in art fairs and galleries in Manila, Tokyo, New York, and Miami. Major awards include Pola Art Foundation Scholarship, Terrada Art Award (Tokyo), Taro Okamoto Award(Tokyo), POLA Art Foundation(Tokyo), Residency Unlimited(New York), and the Varda Artist in Residency(Sausalito) Her works are included major private and public collections (i.e. Takahashi Collection, Chiba Bank Collections).

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Works

Ai Makita works

They are coming series (Total 9 panels)

They are coming series (Total 9 panels)

Digital print, Pen, Color pencil, Paper, Panel

340 x 250 mm (each)

2019

65,000 yen each (w/o tax)

I create organic images out of inorganic motifs such as machineries and metals in my work.
The origin of this idea lies in my fear of synthetic life such as AI. The theme of my artwork is to visualize the boundary between the man-made and nature, digital world and physical world, and life and non-life.
In each of the work in this series, a metal-like living form is reflected on the printed images of a major tourist attraction in Tokyo rendered on a chocolate foil wrapper. The instant when human being is assaulted by the man-made machinery…… this might seem like a scene out of a sci-fi movie. However, this is a caution that our peaceful life may suddenly be hit by a crisis at any time.

Locale: 2nd Floor ⑧

They are coming series (Tokyo Tower)

They are coming series (Tokyo Tower)

Digital print, Pen, Color pencil, Paper, Panel

340 x 250 mm (each)

2019

65,000 yen each (w/o tax)

I create organic images out of inorganic motifs such as machineries and metals in my work.
The origin of this idea lies in my fear of synthetic life such as AI. The theme of my artwork is to visualize the boundary between the man-made and nature, digital world and physical world, and life and non-life.
In each of the work in this series, a metal-like living form is reflected on the printed images of a major tourist attraction in Tokyo rendered on a chocolate foil wrapper. The instant when human being is assaulted by the man-made machinery…… this might seem like a scene out of a sci-fi movie. However, this is a caution that our peaceful life may suddenly be hit by a crisis at any time.

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