Aki Kondo “Fly Piglet, Fly!”

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Kondo was born and raised in Sapporo and showed a great gift for painting from a young age, the art world beginning to take notice of her extraordinary talent while she was still a student at Tohoku University of Art and Design. The Great East Japan Earthquake, which struck in 2011 when she was in graduate school, had both a direct and an indirect impact on Kondo, who was in Yamagata Prefecture just a mountain away from the affected area. After graduating she moved to Tokyo and held two solo shows at ShugoArts, while producing a series of other works addressing the theme of the earthquake. In 2014 she took a sabbatical from painting for one year to create the combined live-action and oil-painted animation film “Hikari,” a cinematic requiem for the disaster victims, which was released the following year in 2015.

In 2016, at the ShugoArts Weekend Gallery in Mishuku, Kondo held a solo exhibition entitled “Artist” that reflected on her experiences dealing with the music industry up until that time, which was very well received. Later, in the second half of the same year, she visited the Seto Inland Sea island of Shodoshima, which enchanted her, and she decided to relocate there. The upcoming exhibition featuring over 30 new works could be called a summation of her life as an artist in Tokyo over the past five years, which she has been producing while traveling back and forth between Tokyo and Shodoshima.

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from 7月 21, 2017 to 8月 26, 2017

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Aki Kondo

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