[Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore] Featured artist Aya Ito’s exhibition “STORIES -collaboration with Essential Store-” will be held from Saturday, January 2nd.

Also pay attention to "Break Eve x Daikanyama Hillside Terrace-Run through the times! 38 artists selected by Tomio Koyama"

Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore is holding an exhibition "STORIES -collaboration with Essential Store-" by Aya Ito from Saturday, January 2nd to Monday, January 11th, the central atrium event space of Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore GINZA. It will be held at ATRIUM.

© ︎Aya Ito, Courtesy of Tomio Koyama Gallery Koyama Art Projects, Photo by Koji Nagaoka

SCENARY IN FRAMES, 2020 oil on canvas, 162.0 x 130.3cm


This exhibition, entitled "STORIES -collaboration with Essential Store-", is a new exhibition created by Aya Ito with the motif of items from an essential store in Osaka that deals with antiques from Japan and overseas.

Ito is an artist who creates paintings, three-dimensional works, etc. using a unique technique called "photo drawing" (creating paintings based on photographs taken by producing dioramas of various sizes). After graduating from Kyoto City University of Arts, he studied at the Royal Academy of Arts in the United Kingdom and stayed in Ireland in 2018 as an artist in residence at the Royal Academy of Arts. Currently, he is developing energetic activities based in his atelier in Wakayama.

One of the artists who got a lot of attention at the exhibition "Break Eve x Daikanyama Hillside Terrace-Run through the times! 38 artists selected by Tomio Koyama", which was held in September 2020 as a gateway to artists. Future activities are attracting attention.
In this exhibition, the motif of the work is also exhibited as an installation. Please enjoy the new world of Aya Ito.

Special page: https://store.tsite.jp/ginza/blog/art/17766-1444231218.html

・ Artist profile

Aya Ito

Born in Wakayama in 1987, he is a Japanese contemporary artist who is active both in Japan and abroad. Her works have been collected in the Bigotchi Collection, Montblanc Japan, Hitotsubashi University, etc., including the 2011 Art Award Tokyo Marunouchi 2011, Shu Uemura Award, and Yuko Hasegawa Award.

He has exhibited at "Resonance Resonance Art Resonating with People" (Suntory Museum [Tempozan], 2010), "Artists in Wakayama and Kansai Real Real Real Real" (Wakayama Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, 2015).

"AYA ITO & ATSUSHI KAGA IT HAPPENS TO BE" (Pallas Projects / Studios, Ireland) in 2017, "Lava drop-Aya Ito's first work collection" RAPID RABBIT HOLE "publication commemorative exhibition-" gallery ON THE HILL in 2020 Is being held.

・ Exhibition details

Aya Ito Exhibition "STORIES -collaboration with Essential Store-"

Date: January 2nd (Sat) -January 11th (Mon), 2021
Venue: Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore GINZA ATRIUM (event space) * Please check the store website for business hours.
Admission: Free Organizer: Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore Cooperation: Tomio Koyama Gallery, Essential Store

<Essential Store>
A shop that sells antiques collected from home and abroad. The owner is Takuya Tagami. It is open only twice a year, in summer and winter.

8-4-22 Fukushima, Fukushima-ku, Osaka
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/essential_store/?hl=ja

* The work will be sold at stores and online stores (OIL by Bijutsu Techo). Details will be updated on the special page.
Special page: https://store.tsite.jp/ginza/blog/art/17766-1444231218.html

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