Tokyo, Japan – WAITINGROOM is pleased to announce Rikako KAWAUCHI Solo Exhibition, “Tiger Tiger, burning bright”, through May 19th to June 17th. Starting from KAWAUCHI’s own interest in the action of eating, she focuses on the subject of body, mind and ambiguous relationship between them. She depicts SELF and OTHERS as motifs in the scenes of eating food, having sex, and many other ways of communication where different elements intersect. Using a very strong and characteristic line, she’s been expanding her ways of impression from painting and drawing to wire sculpture and neon sculpture. This is KAWAUCHI’s second solo exhibition at the gallery in two years, and the exhibition will showcase 25-30 new works including paintings, drawings, wire sculptures, and resin sculpture as her new material.
Left : Collector and Artist : Rikako KAWAUCHI, 2015, T-Art Gallery (Tokyo) Photo by Ujin Matsuo
Right : SHISEIDO ART EGG Vol.9 Go down the throat, 2015, Shiseido Gallery (Tokyo) Photo by Ken Kato
About the artist
Born in 1990 in Tokyo, currently lives and works in Tokyo. Graduated from Tama Art University with the Master’s degree in 2017. Her recent exhibitions include a solo exhibition “Something held and brushed” (2017, Tokyo Myoan Gallery, Tokyo), group exhibition “Museum of Together“ (2017, SPIRAL, Tokyo), solo exhibition “NEWoMan Art wall Vol.7: Rikako KAWAUCHI” (2017, NEWoMan ART wall, JR Shinjuku Station, Tokyo), Solo exhibition “ART TAIPEI 2016 – WAITINGROOM solo booth” (2016, Taipei World Trade Center, Taipei, Taiwan). She also received the Kenjiro HOSAKA Award at the “1st CAF Award” exhibition (2014, Tabloid Gallery, Tokyo) and Shiseido Art Egg Award at the “SHISEIDO ART EGG Vol.9: Go down the throat” (2015, Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo).
Left : Museum of Together, 2017, SPIRAL (Tokyo) Photo by Keizo Kioku
Right : NEWoMan ART wall Vol.7 : Rikako KAWAUCHI, 2017, NEWoMan ART wall (Tokyo) Photo by Ujin Matsuo