WIND IN EYES | Hiromi Machida
Exhibition On View: June 1 – June 30, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday June 4th 6-8PM
Wind In Eyes is a solo exhibition by Japanese artist Hiromi Machida. Machida has been exhibiting her works in galleries in Tokyo, Japan, but this is the first exhibition she is holding in USA. This exhibition features her 54 original drawings and paintings of girls, which is the main subject in her work.
Most of her works are the portrait of girls, and they are drawn as if in fusion with the distinct Modigliani’s female portraits and with features of female characters in Japanese Modern and also Showa-period animation. Rather than femininity or sexuality, which are popular discussions in today’s art scene, her subjects of those portraits are social matters and problems. Using innocent looking girls as a symbol, she talks about social situations and problems, such as air pollution, which are surrounding her at the present moment. If we look closely at the eyes in these portraits, we will notice the world that has been projected into their eyes. Her unusual style of painting and line drawing with modified shapes of girls are what we believe to be one of the latest in contemporary art.