TAMI ICHINO
18 January – 3 March 2007


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Born 1978 in Fukuoka, Japan, Tami Ichino works in painting, sculpture and animation video, graduated from the École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Geneva and continues to live and work in Geneva.

Ichino transmits an otherworld of black voids and ambivalent gravitational force. Half dream-scape, and half prophesy her paintings come from the dark side of the moon, with jewel-like comets and surreal juxtapositions with objects of everyday life in a theatre of the absurd.

Sculptures are born out of her paintings, and brought directly to face us as ‘evidence’ in our own reality. A stone functions as physical impossibility - sliced in half it seems to reveal empty space. A shelf holds both an exquisite tiny painting of golden orbs dancing on a dark bloody horizon, and a physical orb – a display of the vision and its realisation.

Recent exhibitions include: ‘Version animée’, Centre pour l’image contemporaine, Bâtiment d’art contemporain, Geneva (2006) ; Concours des bourses Berthoud, Lissignol, Chevalier, Galland 2007, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva (2006) ; ‘Atelier collectif K 2’, Centre d’art en l’ile nord, Geneva (2006) ; ‘Kaléidoscopique’, Villa Dutoit, Geneva (2006).

Installation view, ARQUEBUSE, Geneva 2007

Untitled 2006 acrylic on canvas 160 x 210 cm (A00158)

Installation view, ARQUEBUSE, Geneva 2007

Installation view, ARQUEBUSE, Geneva 2007

Untitled 2006 Acrylic on canvas 24 x 30 cm (A00159)

Installation view, ARQUEBUSE, Geneva 2007

Installation view (detail), ARQUEBUSE, Geneva 2007