Building and Sky / shanghai

Ai Sugiura

Year:

2016

Media:

Digital print, Acrylic board, Wood

Size (cm):

85 x 62 x 6

London 2019
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Neighbors / yanaka

Ai Sugiura

Year:

2017

Media:

Digital print, Frame, Acrylic board

Size (cm):

38 x 29 x 2

London 2019

Neighbors / taichung

Ai Sugiura

Year:

2017

Media:

Digital print, Frame, Acrylic board

Size (cm):

38 x 29 x 2

London 2019

Biography

Born in 1982 in Aichi, now lives and works in Tokyo. She graduated from the fine art department of Musashino art university in Tokyo in 2007. Her work is mainly an assemblage of everyday materials, found objects and images in a daily life. Through works, she reconsiders and reconstructs once more those familiar sights and things from different viewpoints, to see if she can find any possibilities to create something new from such sights and things. Furthermore, she tries to create new sights or new relationships by capturing those familiar matters as “forms” and “colors” as well as the original meanings and functions. Among other places, she has shown in Tokyo, Aichi, Osaka, Japan, Shanghai, China, Taipei, Taiwan, New York, U.S.

Project

People change the extraordinary to the ordinary over time. That is a sense that people are aware of in relation to the things around them, and an invisible connection is created in the unspoken relationship. So, I look for a possibility to create a new form in daily life. I look for an innocent thing as possible. It's just if a trivial one scene in my daily life could be a treasure, upon realizing it I have to tell that to somebody before I lose it. Not in words, but in form. This kind of signifies a scene that you see but you don't really see. By formulating it with materials from the elements creating that situation, a new point of view is created from new angles. I try to create a new experience using space and situation. What is the meaning, not function, that an unspoken material gives to people? That comes from experience and calls up memories. I focus on the experience that people gain in their environment, and try to form a design that gives new experience by putting a shape in space and situation for the awareness people give to things, latent things and unconscious acts.