Artists on Color and Form: Selection of Artists in the Collection vol.2 Toeko Tatsuno & Leiko Ikemura - Exhibition of the permanent collection of the Iwaki City Art Museum for the first half 2020

Lying in Black, 1997, oil on jute, 100 x 120 cm, collection Iwaki City Art Museum © Leiko Ikemura and VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2020. / Photo: Jochen Littkemann.
Installation view © Iwaki City Art Museum, 2020.

Leiko Ikemura in the permanent exhibition at Iwaki City Art Museum.


Leiko Ikemura had a large retrospective last year at the National Art Center, Tokyo and the Kunstmuseum Basel. In her section of this exhibition a total of 18 works from the collection and deposits are on display: Drawings from the 1980s, a series called "Shadow Girl" in which girls were painted with mixed and dripping watercolors, and fine oil paintings of dreamy girls standing around in the boundless space of black, red, and blue. Above all, the allegorical drawings, which Ikemura drew at the very beginning of her artistic career in Switzerland after finishing her art studies in Spain, are one of the highlights of the exhibition. These works show an image that is considered to be a source of expression for the artist, who came to various artistic developments.

Source: Iwaki City Art Museum

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Iwaki City Art Museum
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Iwaki City
〒970-8026 Fukushima Prefecture 
Japan