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Chiho Aoshima (Japanese, b.1974)
LOT ID: 72949
A Contented Skull ( + Yuyake-Chan Miss Sunset; 2 works), 2008

Offset lithograph
23.4 х 51.25 in. (59.44 x 130.18 cm.)
Signed, inscribed.
Edition of 300
Lot description
"A Contented Skull" (2008), edition of 300. Dimensions: 23.4 x 51.25 inches (59.4 x 130.2cm).

"Yuyake-chan Miss Sunset" (2006), edition of 300. Dimensions: 28.4 x 25.2 inches (72.1 x 64cm).

Sublimely surrealistic, these two works by world renown Japanese Contemporary artist Chiho Aoshima are signature of the artist's illustrative graphic works that integrate contemporary pop imagery as well as traditional Japanese scroll landscape paintings. Here she generates a new realm, an apocalyptic era through alternately cute and grotesque imagery, often including ghosts, skulls, and demons with beautiful, graceful young women, flowers, and birds. Chiho Aoshima creates highly detailed and designed imagery through computer software manipulation, emphasizing the two-dimensional Japanese style imagery, which was considered part of the Superflat movement founded by Takashi Murakami. This style is enmeshed with blossoming trees and rolling mountains pulled from historic scroll paintings to draft a unique form of integrated generations of art processes.

Chiho Aoshima graduated from Department of Economics Hosei University, Tokyo and has held residency at Art Pace, San Antonio, Texas in 2006. She has exhibited Throughout Asia, Europe, and the US including Ackland Art Museum in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and the Seattle Art Museum, as well as the Gloucester Road tube station in London, and Union Square station in New York City. The artist is a member of the Takashi Murakami's Kaikai Kiki Collective and currently lives and works in Tokyo.

A Contented Skull & Yuyake-Chan Miss Sunset (two works) by Chiho Aoshima
  • A Contented Skull & Yuyake-Chan Miss Sunset (two works) by Chiho Aoshima
  • A Contented Skull & Yuyake-Chan Miss Sunset (two works) by Chiho Aoshima
  • A Contented Skull & Yuyake-Chan Miss Sunset (two works) by Chiho Aoshima
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