Flora Fauna - Indigo Series 2 by Reiko Azuma

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DIMENSIONS (Height - 25.50 cm X Width - 20.00 cm )
MEDIUM ON BASE Acrylic on Canvas
GENRE Abstract
REGISTERED NRN # 000-36985-0145-01
COPYRIGHT © Reiko Azuma
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Artist: Reiko Azuma



ARTIST BIO

reiko azuma:  Born Kanagawa, Japan 1974. Arrived in Sydney 1991. 

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website: https://reikoazuma.wordpress.com/

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Reiko was always surrounded by art. Her mother Toshiko was an extensive kimono, Japanese textile and ceramic collector. Reiko has fond childhood memories of visiting the studio of respected Ceramic Master Enryu with her mother. Enryu provided his seasonal works for Toshiko’s  Traditional Bar in Tokyo. Toshiko‘s father (Reiko’s grandfather) Mr Kinji Ichino was a leading commercial artist in Yokohama, Kanagawa in 1930’s to 1950’s worked as an illustrator for US Military base news paper and advitisement department of Fujiya, much loved Modern Japanese Confectionaery establisgment in Japan.   

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During Reiko’s senior years at Yashio Kita Elementary School in Tokyo, she has encountered an art teacher/artist/writer Mr Mitsuhiro Shimizu (Currently Prof. of Primary education at Showa Woman’s University, leading academic on primary art education and published writer) who encouraged and nurtured Reiko’s keen interest in art. He showed her drawing, painting, printmaking, carving, ceramics, pottery and introduced her further into the world of art. He has ignited a passion for creation in her young heart.  

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During the high school years at the Emanuel School in Sydney, Reiko had a great opportunity to study art and photography under Miss Debrah Stone (now an academic/artist based in UK); an enthusiastic young photographer and artist. She natured Reiko’s passion for art and photography, taught the traditional method of balck and white photography printing processes. Miss Stone also identified and encouraged Reiko’s Japanese heritage come though her art. 

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Reiko has never attended fine art tertiary education, but she continues to create art, thats very uniquely \"Reiko\"!

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“I believe there is no separation between creativity and our day to day life. We often think creativity is all about making and creating art. But I think it is about the struggle to overcome our own fear, doubt and prejudice in day to day interaction, strive to see the infinite possibilities at the time of darkness. Overcoming the conflict between creativity and destruction within my heart can help expand my understanding of life that how everything and everyone is connected. My art is inspired by my day to day life. I love to create without prejudgement and plan, but to let my  pencile, brush, my hand and mind to take me to the unknown where i am deeply rooted in the moment...\" 

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 Exhibitions:

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1997”into the whole- celebration of human spirit” group art exhibition, contribute artist, curator and organizer at Disaran Art Gallery Sydney City.

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1999 “World boys’ and girls’ art exhibition” (organized by Soka Gakkai International and endorsed by UNESCO). Merchandise and promotional material designer

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2000 “Hyland Studio residence art exhibition” Camperdown, Sydney

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2001”Hyland Studio residence art exhibition” Camperdown, Sydney

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2001 “Reiko Azuma solo art exhibition”, organizer, curator, artist at Blue room art gallery Newtown, Sydney (Sell-out)

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2001 Solo art exhibition at Post Café, Marrickville, Sydney 

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2008 \"Visual Connections\" Group exhibition at School of Information Technologies, Sydney University. Curated by  Professor Eades
(The line between science, art and technology is blurred in a unique exhibition at the University of Sydney.)

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2009 Group art exhibition Sheffer art gallery, Darlington, Sydney

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2010 “Home front “group art exhibition at Sheffer Art Gallery, Darlington, Sydney

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2011 “Melting pot of love” charity art exhibition for tsunami victims in Japan. – contributing artist and co-organizer at Gaffa art gallery, Sydney city

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2012 Group exhibition at Ashfield Therning Villa Artist in residence. Ashfield, Sydney.   

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2012 (November to Current), Exhibited and sold at “wood Paper Silk” art gallery shop.  Petersham, Sydney

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2014 \"Garden Festival\" group exhibition at Ashfiled, Sydney

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2014 \"Beastly\" at Delmar Gallery, Summer Hill, Sydney invited by curator Katherine Benz    

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On line exhibition of \"Beastly\" -  https://issuu.com/delmargallery/docs/beastly/43?e=0  (sculptues by reiko on page 5,7,39) 



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