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Painting and Drawing

NATURE

Ecology

Melancholic Mitochondria

Melancholic Mitochondria

  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Ink, gesso, and acrylic on canvas
  • Dimensions: 12 x 10"
  • Solo MFA Thesis Exhibition: MU - Mutation Ecologies
  • Place: MFA Gallery, Concordia University, Montréal, Québec, Canada
  • Year: 2019
Portrait of Deinococcus Radiodurans

Portrait of Deinococcus Radiodurans

  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Ink, gesso, and acrylic on canvas on panel
  • Dimensions: 9 x 7"
  • Solo MFA Thesis Exhibition: MU - Mutation Ecologies
  • Place: MFA Gallery, Concordia University, Montréal, Québec, Canada
  • Year: 2019
  • (Photo: Marc Joly-Corcoran)

Avalanche #1
Avalanche #2-3

Avalanche #1-4

  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Acrylic on canvas
  • Dimensions: 15¾ x 19¾" / 23⅝ x 19¾"
  • Group Exhibition: Rutschbahn
  • Place: Projektwohnung Krudebude, Leipzig, Germany
  • Year: 2018
Aging Process #1 and #2

Aging Process #1 and #2

  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 10 x 8" each
  • Event: Open Studio
  • Place: Concordia University, Montréal, Québec, Canada
  • Year: 2017
Sorrow of the Forgotten Flower

Sorrow of the Forgotten Flowers

  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 16⅛ x 12½"
  • Solo Exhibition: In the Interval of Memories
  • Event: HANARART
  • Place: Registered Tangible Cultural Property – Sugiyama Shounikaiin, Yamatokōriyama, Nara, Japan
  • Year: 2013
Companion

Companion

  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 18 x 21"
  • Year: 2008

I combined Japanese aesthetics and Western oil painting for this painting of my pet dog. I worked in the Japanese painting and Kacho-fugetsu (the traditional theme of natural beauty depicting harmonious beauties of nature such as flowers, birds, and plants). In a word, Japanese style painting was developed by ink on paper and was based on thoughts like animism, Shintoism, and Buddhism among other things. I introduced some Japanese aesthetics elements such as emptiness, simplification, lines, absence of shadows/shades, non-appearance of a horizontal line describing the land, specific patterns, and spiritualism.

Penguins

Penguins

  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 24 x 29"
  • Solo Exhibition: Ai Ikeda Exhibition (My First Exhibition)
  • Place: Deux Egg Gallery, Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan
  • Year: 2002
Firefox

Firefox

  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 15 x 18"
  • Solo Exhibition: Ai Ikeda Exhibition (My First Exhibition)
  • Place: Deux Egg Gallery, Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan
  • Year: 2002
Art Site

Art Site (My Previous Portfolio Website)

  • Type: Website
  • Language: English / French / Japanese
  • Year: 2010-2011

This website shows my paintings and drawings from 2001 to 2011. The purpose of these artworks was to express my vision about Japanese nature and culture. I aspired to grasp the vital connection between human beings and their natural environments. As a Japanese living in a global world, this art was dedicated to reaching harmony with nature, as well as to fill the gap between the traditional and the modern, the local and the global.

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