Monday, 15 January 2007

Chiho Aoshima

Chiho Aoshima - City Glow detail (2005) © 2005 the artist and Kaikai Kiki Co. LtdThere's so much going on in London that Coxsoft Art rarely bothers with art shows in the provinces. However, the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead is currently giving a very interesting Japanese artist her first solo show in the UK: Chiho Aoshima. Regular readers will also know that I tend to give "contemporary art" the bum's rush. If the term meant "the work of living artists", I would be interested, but it has been degraded to the point at which it's now synonymous with "dreadful rubbish by a pretentious and untalented arts graduate". Chiho Aoshima doesn't fit that category. She's a graphic artist - strongly influenced by Manga comics - who uses Adobe Illustrator to create feminine fantasy art which can be printed to form installations large enough to fill a room. Her show continues until 28 January 2007. Click the title link.


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