For the 2017 edition of Art Stage Singapore, SAKURADO FINE ARTS presents an intimate selection of works by three pioneering postwar and contemporary Japanese female artists, who uniquely encompass personal memories, bodily experiences and imaginations in their artistic expressions, and by doing so transcends the existing framework of Fine Art. As a prominent member of the postwar Japanese avant-garde artist collective known as Gutai, Atsuko Tanaka (1932-2005) created paintings that derived from her 1956 performance/object ‘The Electric Dress’, which consisted of hundreds of light bulbs and tubes forming a neon-built mechanical abstraction. Painted in enamel, Tanaka‘s complex networks of bright colored lines and circles conceive a never-ending organic interconnectivity that celebrate energy and life. Similar to Tanaka, Yayoi Kusama (1929-) also employs a heavy repetition and accumulation of the same subject, through which her inner world is released into infinity with a burst of energy. Kusama’s key themes such as Infinity Nets and Dots can be spotted in the delicate works on paper produced in the late 1950s prior to her departure to New York. Born much later than Tanaka and Kusama, Anne Kagioka Rigoulet (1987-) also translates movement and energy into paint. Taking reflection of water as a source of inspiration, Kagioka combines oil and fabric in creating a series of densely layered paintings. Distinguished by the sculptural materiality and lyrical colors, Kagioka’s paintings drift between landscape and imagination, and invite our eyes to wander upon the rippling abstraction.