Daikanyama’s LOKO GALLERY is pleased to announce Rikako INOUE’s Solo Exhibition “Kiss for Sadness”
Although Inoue is still an undergraduate student in an art university, she already has won some awards including Shell Art Award, and expanded the range of activities at home and abroad. This is her 1st solo exhibition in LOKO GALLERY.
INOUE has consistently treated organic motifs such as human body or plant from the beginning of her production. The fluid and fresh expression for the body makes us feel emotion of human, or mystery in the body; on the other hand, her paintings have a dry humor that keeps apart from gravity or darkness the similar works prone to have. Her emotions and senses motivate her to draw but she sometimes samples the motifs from photographic inventories selected randomly and adopts them in her paintings, or sews some canvases together. Such experimental and objective ways of production are the factors that generate the original humor.
She named the title of this exhibition after Françoise Sagan’s “Bonjour Tristesse (Hello Sadness)”. INOUE says that “Sadness” is the most real emotion for recent herself. Sadness is not always negative for Inoue. The emotion isn’t a lie, and she finds truth and beauty in the emotion. For her, that is the gist of the life and production. LOKO Gallery highly appreciates that you touch the fresh germination of painting that challenges to a new generation.