A2Z Art Gallery is pleased to present Visions Nocturnes, the 1st solo exhibition of Japanese artist Shiori Eda.
Born in 1983, Shiori Eda invites us to embark on an unprecedented vision of painting imbued with Japanese culture in which the painter interprets the meaning of her dreams conditioned by the facts of everyday life. Deeply troubled or strangely calm, Shiori's surrealistic dreams may seem trivial upon awakening, but they prove to be subliminal under the filter of the sub-consciousness. According to the artist, 'the future is constructed in relation to the past observed in a second state'. It is only after experiencing the sweet intoxication of a dream, where all ouractions are disturbed, that we can subtract some keys of meanings to go forward.
Trying to illustrate her moods bathed in the darkness of the night, Shiori Eda allows us to plunge into hers compositions magnified by the grandeur of landscapes that are sometimes calm, other times in tension. Behind an apparent fragility and a spark of innocence, those little nude women are trying to find a place. By preparing to jump into the void, to kneel, to contemplate the horizon, etc., these women, alone or in groups, question each other and seek to find a passage–another life?–what the artist calls 'toppaguchi'. Could this be away for the artist to talk about the condition of Japanese women in a country perceived as misogynistic?
What can one see in the paintings of Shiori Eda and how to feel them? Absolutely everythingand its opposite. The artist herself does not always explain the choice of her surrealist compositions. Despite the highly organised structures of her paintings, Shiori is still looking for reasons of why her unconsciousness dictates her choice of certain natural elements than the others.
In the reality of our present, the human being is inhabited by an instantaneous and controlled emotion. In his dreams, existence has another form of apprehension. For the majority of psychologists, the presence of water in our dreams is perceived as a feminine sign, the symbol of uncertainty, fear and apprehension, but it also characterises the source of life, the sign of a (Re)naissance. Thus, Visions Nocturnes presents a quest that can be found in any artist: to immerse oneself in the unconscious, to express one's feelings and to highlight the vision of the world that one offers to share.
Press release courtesy A2Z Art Gallery.