ARTIST'S INTRODUCTION / STATEMENT
Mariko Kobayashi's solo exhibition "Awake in Blue, Nemuru in Red" will be held from July 31 (Tue). Under the theme of "the form of prayer that connects people and nature," Ms. Kobayashi uses textile techniques such as weaving, dyeing, knitting, and stitching, and combines various materials such as cloth, thread, and Japanese paper in her artworks. Kobayashi's works depict the repetition of life and death in nature, and question our relationship with living things, which has become increasingly rare in recent years.
In this exhibition, Kobayashi expresses a mysterious world based on the theme of "nocturnal creatures," inspired by the nature of Art for Thought, which allows visitors to enjoy art and food not only during the daytime but also at night. Night" is a natural occurrence for everyone every day. And "creatures," including us humans, who are active there. What kind of existence does night have for us, and what does it tell us? We hope you will take this opportunity to view Mariko Kobayashi's world view both day and night.
2010 Graduated from Tama Art University, Department of Production Design, Textile Major
2012 Completed Graduate School of Textile Design, Tama Art University