Paintings, sculptures, poems

19. 02. 2016 - 17. 04. 2016, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, Germany

Pacific ocean, oil on jute 120 x 160cm Leiko Ikemura 2006

The Japanese artist Leiko Ikemura was eighteen years old when she left the country of her birth. She studied art and literature in Europe. From Spain she moved first to Switzerland and from there on to Germany. Her international career began in Cologne. For a professorship in painting she later moved to Berlin, where she lives and works today.

Today, after a phase of critical distance, Ikemura opens up in her poetically sensitive picture, in her sculptures as well as her poems to the deeper aspects of an existence that is at home everywhere and nowhere. The exhibition focuses on her most recent works but also on those from the 1990s. Being a stranger between cultures is reflected on many levels. Water and body and placeless spaces are recurring motifs in her work.

Curator: Katja Blomberg

sources: www.hausamwaldsee.de