Over at Basel Week Miami, there were hundreds if not thousands of artists that were represented at the various art fairs. Ayako Rokkaku was one that caught AM’s eye and we did a little more digging for you. Similar to another rising Japanese arist: Masakatsu Sashie (here), Ayako also got her start at Takashi Murakami’s Geisai art fair where she won Scout Prize at Geisai #4/#10Â and the prestigious Akio Goto Prize at Geisai #9. Her style is unique in that she paints not with brushes or instruments, but with her hands. Every painting is carefully generated by her fingers and may look simple at first glance, but upon closer inspection you can see layers of colors and intricate details in all her works. She enjoys working on canvas or cardboard. At Scope, she was found at the Gallery Delaive booth painting live and constantly working in front of the crowd that gathered to watch her work.
More details and pictures after the jump.
Before Basel, she was in an art exhibition in Taiwan which subsequently sold out. There should be a new body of work coming out soon through her gallery in Amsterdam, so keep your eyes peeled here. We think that Ayako has a strong future and is definitely a young artist which we’ll keep a close eye on.
If you are interested in more information about Ayako you may contact her gallery:
1017 jp Amsterdam
Discuss Ayako here.