Ai Hashimoto

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Disciplines: Beeldhouwer, Installatiekunstenaar, Keramist

Omschrijving werk

Ai Hashimoto (Japan) ’s art work is based on her memories, dreams, imagination, sub consciousness and rituals. Additionally, her working experiences as landscape architect for environmental issues and her academic background of Biology and Social science have deep impact and influence on her work. ​ The main theme of Ai’s artwork for several years already has been about a narrative called Pink Tsunami and its subsequent world - Kinoko. Kinoko means “mushroom” in Japanese. Kinoko is a creature with a mushroom head and it creates a new world after the Pink Tsunami disaster. This narrative is based on her dreams and imagination. She would like to create a link between spiritual realities and the real forms of the material world. An introductory of its subsequent world - Kinoko - is; ​ After the Pink Tsunami disaster, everything disappeared and was covered with pink sand. All living creatures seemed to be extinct. One day Kinoko came from the sky. It was carrying a yellow bag full of the essence of life. Kinoko was alone. It took the bag and put the bottom head into the ground. It sat down in a casual pose for a while. Small balls started to bubble on the surface of the yellow bag and covered everything rapidly. All of a sudden the balls all burst together and were absorbed into the pink desert. Then new life began like bamboo shoots after rain. This seemed to be new life which did not exist in the previous world. Everything was completely covered with new life. It was the beginning of a new era for better or worse. ​ Ai lives and works in The Hague, NL.

Werk

A sanctuary of Kinoko
Titel A sanctuary of Kinoko
Jaartal 2017
Omschrijving After the Pink Tsunami disaster, everything disappeared and was covered with pink sand. All living creatures seemed to be extinct. One day Kinoko came from the sky. It was carrying a yellow bag full of the essence of life. Kinoko was alone. It took the bag and put the bottom head into the ground. It sat down in a casual pose for a while. Small balls started to bubble on the surface of the yellow bag and covered everything rapidly. All of a sudden the balls all burst together and were absorbed into the pink desert. Then new life began like bamboo shoots after rain. This seemed to be new life which did not exist in the previous world. Everything was completely covered with new life. It was the beginning of a new era for better or worse.
Techniek Sculpture and installation
Formaat 400x400x320
A bearer
Titel A bearer
Jaartal 2017
Omschrijving A symbolic image from a narrative story -Pink Tsunami
Techniek Ceramic
Formaat 25x10x5
Pink Tsunami
Titel Pink Tsunami
Jaartal 2017
Omschrijving I represent a new mythology called Pink Tsunami, which describes how the world came to total destruction. Typically, symbols have the form of words, sounds, and ideas. This story, shown only with visual images, represents a number of different meanings and ideas. In this way the story brings personal images and stories to the reader based on their experience and environment, giving them more room to read in a different way. Mythology was traditionally transferred by the oral tradition on a small scale. During this process, the story was modified, arranged, simplified and details were added. I have tried to reproduce the same process of mythology all on my own by drawing images in different styles and materials over and over again.
Techniek Book
Formaat 15x21x5
A center of the world
Titel A center of the world
Jaartal 2016
Omschrijving with pink sand. All living creatures seemed to be extinct. One day Kinoko came from the sky. It was carrying a yellow bag full of the essence of life. Kinoko was alone. It took the bag and put the bottom head into the ground. It sat down in a casual pose for a while. Small balls started to bubble on the surface of the yellow bag and covered everything rapidly. All of a sudden the balls all burst together and were absorbed into the pink desert. Then new life began like bamboo shoots after rain. This seemed to be new life which did not exist in the previous world. Everything was completely covered with new life. It was the beginning of a new era for better or worse.
Techniek Sculpture
Formaat 130x130x110
Kinoko
Titel Kinoko
Jaartal 2016
Omschrijving with pink sand. All living creatures seemed to be extinct. One day Kinoko came from the sky. It was carrying a yellow bag full of the essence of life. Kinoko was alone. It took the bag and put the bottom head into the ground. It sat down in a casual pose for a while. Small balls started to bubble on the surface of the yellow bag and covered everything rapidly. All of a sudden the balls all burst together and were absorbed into the pink desert. Then new life began like bamboo shoots after rain. This seemed to be new life which did not exist in the previous world. Everything was completely covered with new life. It was the beginning of a new era for better or worse.
Techniek installation with video
Formaat
Unfamiliar Landscape after Pink Tsunami
Titel Unfamiliar Landscape after Pink Tsunami
Jaartal 2018
Omschrijving Landscape after Pink Tsunami disaster (my narrative story)
Techniek Paper cut installation
Formaat 250x450x30

Omschrijving werk

Ai Hashimoto (Japan) ’s art work is based on her memories, dreams, imagination, sub consciousness and rituals. Additionally, her working experiences as landscape architect for environmental issues and her academic background of Biology and Social science have deep impact and influence on her work. ​ The main theme of Ai’s artwork for several years already has been about a narrative called Pink Tsunami and its subsequent world - Kinoko. Kinoko means “mushroom” in Japanese. Kinoko is a creature with a mushroom head and it creates a new world after the Pink Tsunami disaster. This narrative is based on her dreams and imagination. She would like to create a link between spiritual realities and the real forms of the material world. An introductory of its subsequent world - Kinoko - is; ​ After the Pink Tsunami disaster, everything disappeared and was covered with pink sand. All living creatures seemed to be extinct. One day Kinoko came from the sky. It was carrying a yellow bag full of the essence of life. Kinoko was alone. It took the bag and put the bottom head into the ground. It sat down in a casual pose for a while. Small balls started to bubble on the surface of the yellow bag and covered everything rapidly. All of a sudden the balls all burst together and were absorbed into the pink desert. Then new life began like bamboo shoots after rain. This seemed to be new life which did not exist in the previous world. Everything was completely covered with new life. It was the beginning of a new era for better or worse. ​ Ai lives and works in The Hague, NL.

Persoonsgegevens

Voorletters A
Kunstenaarsnaam/alias Ai Hashimoto
Samenwerkingsverband
Website www.hashimotoai.com

Opleidingsgegevens

Erkende vakopleiding

Academie / instituut & plaats studierichting / specialisatie periode van / tot diploma
Den Haag, Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten Fine Arts 2013-2017 J

Andere opleiding

Instituut / docent & plaats (studie)richting periode van / tot
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Master of Culture and Development 2006-2008

Cursussen, workshops

Naam instituut & plaats onderwerp periode van / tot
Barbara Seiler and Marcel van Eeden Masterclass Art Practice 2016
Hanga Club Wood Print 2018

Overige gegevens

Lid van Beroeps / Kunstenaarsvereniging Nee
Deelnemer van Kunstenaarsinitiatief See Lab

Curriculum vitae

Tentoonstellingen

jaartal naam tentoonstellingsruimte korte omschrijving solo / duo / groep
2018 Museum Rijswijk Papier Biennale GROEP
2018 Galerie Nouvelles Images Pink Tsunami and its subsequent world GROEP
2017 Royal Academy of Art, The Hague NL A Sanctuary of Kinoko GROEP
2017 Trash the House Worshipping Kinoko as the God GROEP
2017 Extrapool, Nijmegen NL Pink Tsunami and Unfamiliar Landscape GROEP
2016 Royal Academy of Art, The Hague NL Unfamiliar landscape after Pink Tsunami GROEP
2016 Quartair, The Hague NL Kinoko GROEP
2016 Grafische Werkplaats, The Hague NL Kinoko Emaki GROEP

Projecten

jaartal instelling titel & typering project
2018 Open studio The Transfer Installations

Aankopen / werken in collecties

jaartal naam collectie plaats / land omschrijving aankoop
2018 Private NL Unfamiliar Landscape after Pink Tsunami
2018 Private NL Kinoko
2018 Private NL A bird in a shoe
2018 Private NL Unfamiliar Landscape 2

Publicaties

jaartal titel publicatie uitgever / samensteller, plaats typering
2018 Catalogue 2018 Paper Biennial Rijswijk Museum Rijswijk, NL Catalogue
2017 Pink Tsunami Ai Hashimoto, NL Graphic novel