Yoshimi Arts is pleased to announce the solo exhibition by Minako Nishiyama in the "ART FAIR TOKYO 2018".
Since the late 1980s, Minako Nishiyama has been noted for creating sculptural work that intensely highlights “girl culture” with the huge piece The PINKÚ House (1991), that is reminiscent of Licca-chan’s house (something like Barbie’s house), or work that is like the backdrop for a Takarazuka stage, using pulp and paper as the main material. She is one of the figures that began making work through the unique medium of Japanese subculture. Later, after the Great Hanshin Earthquake in 1995, she began using baking ingredients such as sugar and egg-white to create Sugar Crown (1999), or roses, to create ephemeral work that is easily destroyed. It is around this time that her work seemingly changes visually, however the nature of the work does not change, and rather that the aspects to continue pursuing “femininity” or human nature are expanded. Additionally, her works have utilized a wide range of methods and materials, such as work that began with her interest in light, “Ref-work” (ref paintings), which uses the reflection of color, murals painted directly onto the wall in which patterns and vague pink colors are visible, and works made with a camera. In this ART FAIT TOKYO 2018, we will show the installation including photo works of flowers and three-dimentional works made from sugar.