Rei Naito @ Loock BERLIN

The question To exist on this earth, is it in itself a blessing?  has been her career’s theme, and it threads through all of her artworks that are like the beads. The paintings color beginning are a developed form of the drawings Namenlos/Licht, a series that started in 1991 depicting light with red pencil. By painting multiple layers of pale acrylic on top of the other, she created a space where the totality could not be grasped. The sculpture consists of strung beads on a thread hung vertically from the ceiling in a linear form as a result of gravitational force. After the Great East Japan earthquake in 2011 and the nuclear plant accident in Fukushima, driven by an urge to have more people began working on human. She craved each one of them out of a square timber and painted its eyes. This is her first figurative sculpture in the shape of a person.

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