19 Jun Ai Makita
Got her M.A. at the Tokyo University of the Arts in 2013. Makita is known for her method of working which involves taking digital photos of metal machinery from various different angles and then combining those images together using the Photoshop application on a PC screen. The result is complexly structured two dimensional visual world imbued with a thick mood of science fiction. Throughout her career as an artist, Makita has been interested in the idea of blurring the boundaries between hard inorganic objects and soft organic life forms. The idea reflects Makita’s hypothetical thinking that life may by nature be social from its origin and that it needs to propagate as part of itself the hard armor for self-protection in order to cope with the outer world.
Her major solo shows include: “Behave As a Named Existence”at the Rontgen Kunst Institut von Tsutomu Ikeuchi Gallery AG (Tokyo 2015 ), “13・17” at Ai Kowada Gallery in (Tokyo 2013). She has also exhibited at Art Taipei in 2012.