Expressions and Surrounding Areas -GOTO Yuka, YAMAGUCHI Ai
Venue：art space co-jin
During this exhibition, Expressions and Surrounding Areas performed by GOTO Yuka and YAMAGUCHI Ai will be introduced.
GOTO uses a “Sticking” approach to create 2 and 3 dimensional creations, wherein she pastes many layers with some pieces of paper cut by hand at the social welfare Corporation she attends. Those pieces of paper look to be pasted randomly, but actually she has her particular way of doing it. She even revisited her old way of “Sticking” and retouched more of her works.
Her work consists of tearing some paper into small pieces and pasting them with glue. She has a supporter who helps to put some glue on the small papers in order for her to be able to just stick them. In the beginning, such roles were motivated by the reasoning that a school helper should regulate the amount of glue used, as GOTO tends to use more than she needs. Nowadays, that has become a perfect production line and they are inseparable partners.
YAMAGUCHI is an artist who creates various paintings utilizing some materials that are around her all times, such as coloured pencils, crayons and oil pastels.
At home while drawing a girl who has big eyes, the style of which you often see in manga, working on some portraits that captured the model’s individuality, alongside some realistic animals and plants. She also produces some works that are purely focused on coloured dimensions. Her works are greatly varied and that’s part of what makes them special.
At the social welfare corporation she attends, a school helper asks her what she would like to draw in between her works and shows some picture books to help inspire her creations.
On the occasion of this exhibition, such supportive materials will be displayed alongside their works, in the hopes of sharing the connections between the artists and the people around them. We aim to create an art space which accepts various different perspectives and directs attention towards the individuality of the environment that surrounds disability and art.
closed on monday
art space co-jin
Born in 1996. Lives in Kyoto City.
After graduating a school for special needs, she now attends the Social Welfare Corporation NADUNA Gakuen.
She used to create some paper-based works, but has mainly worked on some other productions for the last year.
The exhibition, “Sticking” is her first one to be displayed.
Born in 1986. Lives in Nagaokakyo City.
After graduating a school for special needs education, she attends the Social Welfare Corporation aragusa fukushikai
Works on beading creation, plant dyeing and food processing
Other than paintings, she enjoys calligraphy and felt handicraft.
She has exhibited her works for the 「Very Special Arts Festival」
art space co-jin
Kyoto Culture and Art Promotion Organization for People with Disabilities
Social Welfare Corporation NADUNA Gakuen
Social Welfare Corporation aragusa fukushikai
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