【Video】Naoko Oku exhibition ”peek-a-boo”|Gallery Ishikawa


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I hope that by getting to know the artworks and artists, you will be able to encounter a special piece of art for yourself.

In this video, I introduce the Naoko Oku exhibition “peek-a-boo”.

Video of the exhibition held from November 11 (Sat) to December 3 (Sun), 2023

Venue:Gallery Ishikawa

【展覧会動画|Exhibition video 】奥直子展 “peek-a-boo”| Naoko Oku Exhibition “peek-a-boo”

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The works seemed larger than they appeared in the images, and the expressions on their faces made us think about the stories of the motifs, which I enjoyed at the exhibition.

The glassy glaze seen through the holes in the creatures, and the color of the glaze, seemed to express the personality of the characters.

She told me that she decides on motifs from everyday life and novels.

Whether they are demons or creatures, the monsters seem to enjoy being there without a sense of sadness. There is a sense of familiarity, as if they are clipped from their daily lives.

The artist, Naoko Oku, who says that she creates pottery as entertainment, has tried to entertain the viewers in every part of her works.

I would like to invite you to see her works in person.

If you have not been able to see them at the exhibition, please stay tuned to this blog for information about the exhibition as soon as it becomes available.

1988  Born in Tokyo
2012  Graduated from Tama Art University, Department of Crafts
2014  Completed Tokoname Ceramic Art Institute
2015  Solo exhibition “Exposition of Living Organisms” at FUMA CONTEMPORARY TOKYO, Tokyo, Japan
2016  Solo exhibition “inside” at Naraya Classic. Soan, Aichi)
2017  Solo exhibition “TRANSFORMATION” at Gallery cera, Aichi, Japan
2018  Two-person exhibition “Short Stories” (Variete Honroku, Tokyo)
2019  SICF20/Second Prize
    Solo Exhibition ′′SPARK′′ (Gallery cera, Aichi, Japan)
2020  SICF20 Winners Exhibition (Spiral Garden, Tokyo)
    Art Sento + Cafe Miyanoyu Exhibition “Shower” (Miyanoyu, Tokyo)
2021  Group Exhibition “Evolution” (Ishikawa Gallery, Tokyo)
2022  Contemporary Ceramics “Inside and Outside” (Aichi Prefectural Museum of Ceramic Art, Aichi, Japan)
    WHATZ ART FAIR, Taipei, Taiwan
    Contemporary Ceramics: Objects in Progress, Gallery Sukiyori, Aichi, Japan
    Fragments of Homo Faber: The Future of People and Craftsmanship, Aichi Prefectural Museum of Ceramic Art, Aichi, Japan
    ART & Future of Ceramics in Tokoname, Gallery rin’, Aichi, Japan
    Solo Exhibition “Hell depends on the soil” (Gallery cera, Aichi, Japan)
2023  Solo Exhibition “INNER VISIONS” at YTF GALLERY, New Taipei City, Taiwan.
    Paramita Ceramics Grand Prize Exhibition, Paramita Museum, Mie, Japan
    ART FORMOSA, Taipei, Taiwan
    Solo Exhibition “peek-a-boo” at Ishikawa Gallery, Tokyo.

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Cooperation:Gallery Ishikawa

Artist:Naoko Oku

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