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2009 Exhibitions:

Chiho Aoshima: The Red-Eyed Tribe


Image 1 / 5: Chiho Aoshima. The Red-Eyed Tribe (detail).

Image 2 / 5: Chiho Aoshima. The Red-Eyed Tribe (detail).

Image 3 / 5: Chiho Aoshima. The Red-Eyed Tribe (detail).

Image 4 / 5: Chiho Aoshima. The Red-Eyed Tribe (detail).

Image 5 / 5: Chiho Aoshima. The Red-Eyed Tribe.

Tokyo-based Chiho Aoshima is one of the most promising artists to emerge from the Kaikai Kiki studio of renowned artist Takashi Murakami. Aoshima works in a variety of media, including digital imaging, photography, sculpture, and video. Like Murakami, she draws influence from traditional Japanese painting, contemporary consumer society, the robust popular cartoon and animation culture of manga, and an obsession with kawaii (or “cute imagery”). The Henry will present a recently acquired digital drawing entitled The Red-Eyed Tribe. In this mural Aoshima immerses viewers in a disorienting fairytale that is at once innocent and seductive, childlike and grotesque.

Organized for the Henry by Curatorial Associate Misa Jeffereis.
Featured artists: Chiho Aoshima
Image 1: Chiho Aoshima. The Red-Eyed Tribe (detail). 2000. Inkjet print on paper. 500 x 3500 mm. Courtesy Blum & Poe, Los Angeles / Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris ©2000 Chiho Aoshima/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
Image 2: Chiho Aoshima. The Red-Eyed Tribe (detail). 2000. Inkjet print on paper. 500 x 3500 mm. Courtesy Blum & Poe, Los Angeles / Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris ©2000 Chiho Aoshima/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
Image 3: Chiho Aoshima. The Red-Eyed Tribe (detail). 2000. Inkjet print on paper. 500 x 3500 mm. Courtesy Blum & Poe, Los Angeles / Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris ©2000 Chiho Aoshima/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
Image 4: Chiho Aoshima. The Red-Eyed Tribe (detail). 2000. Inkjet print on paper. 500 x 3500 mm. Courtesy Blum & Poe, Los Angeles / Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris ©2000 Chiho Aoshima/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
Image 5: Chiho Aoshima. The Red-Eyed Tribe. 2000. Inkjet print on paper. 500 x 3500 mm. Courtesy Blum & Poe, Los Angeles / Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris ©2000 Chiho Aoshima/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.