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Miki Wanibuchi

Born in 1981 - Japan

BIOGRAPHY

Miki Wanibuchi lives and works in Osaka, Japan.

In 2012 he got an MA from the Arts University Bournemouth, UK; in 2004 he got his BFA from the Kindai University, Japan. He was awarded the 27th Holbein Scholarship (2012-2013). Qualification in 2005: Second Grade in Colour Coordination. By All Japan Fashion Teachers Inc.

Miki Wanibuchi is a fine artist who pursues boundary lines. These boundary lines act like separative surfaces which distinguish themselves between one and the outside world, the inner and outer side of ourselves. It is an important aspect for her to depict it and to define herself and the world. She believes, as a result, it would serve as a trigger to truly know others when we realise the boundaries that could exist.

The white surface is supposed to be the boundary which separates the viewer and the other side of the surface plane. It could act like separative surface which distinguishes itself between one and the outside world, the inner and outer side of ourselves. What they would see beyond it should be an accumulation of experiences, common knowledge and understanding, and the imagination acting on it. What the artist actually wants to communicate may not always be conveyed to the viewer. However, my art work allows each viewer to see it differently. Thus we need to understand the differences of people’s individual thoughts.

We cannot help but be aware of individual differences which can act as a barrier when we try to understand others and the world. Because when we meet people and have individual experiences, we all might bring to this encounter our own biases, and one cannot take “common sense” for granted, because this could depend on one’s individual environment and experiences.

When we realise this, however, She believes, as a result, it would serve as a trigger to truly know others and the way they perceive things, to understand the world and to lead us know more about ourselves as well. We enjoy enormous amounts of internet information through a touch screen these days. It sometimes makes me feel frightened of the attitude that we easily think as if we know the entire world. People seem to perceive this flood of information, which can be true or false, as a stimulus without thinking, but is it such a really easy thing to “know”?

In her recent works, people may feel that they cannot find any detailed explanations in a painting, mostly covered with white, with the exception of a subtle hint of colour and texture, which emerges from the opening, underneath or edges of the canvas. The white surface represents that images and emotions of the artist are abandoned, because I have an intention to make the viewer perceive the physical aspect of paint and canvas. The subject matter is to allow the viewer to look closer at what’s in between the canvas as an object and the image the artist would like to communicate. Boundaries could exist there, and I would like the viewer to pay attention to it where the artist’s evidence is hidden. And, as a result, I would like the viewer to hone their thinking and imagination confronting this vagueness.

Our senses would have been dulled these days, however, I believe silence in the painting leaves the viewer to pursue the meaning of the painting, their own aesthetic sense, and the world of themselves. And I feel we will find a power to gently heal the world when we pursue it.

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EXHIBITIONS

Solo shows

2014
"Touch the boundary", Contemporary Art Gallery Zone, Osaka, Japan

2013
"Touch", gallery CLASS, Nara, Japan

2012
"BOUNDARY LINE II", AUCB Studio4, UK
"BOUNDARY LINE", AUCB Studio5, UK

2011
"sora-no-iro ku-no-nioi", SoHo art gallery, Osaka, Japan

2010
"kiwi – NOTHING BUT THE HORIZON", gallery CLASS, Ikoma, Japan

2009
"sora-no-iro ku-no-nioi", MI.CA.Li. gallery, Osaka, Japan
"prologue", magatama café x dining, Osaka, Japan

2006
"sora-no-iro ku-no-nioi", gallery CLASS, Ikoma, Japan

Group shows

2015
Art Fair Asia - Fukuoka 2015, Gallery CLASS, Fukuoka, Japan
Minoh no Mori Artwalk, Minoh Park, Mino City, Japan
ASYAAF, Culture Station Seoul 284, Seoul, South Korea
Art Osaka, galerie bruno massa, Osaka, Japan
Art Fair Tokyo, galerie bruno massa, Tokyo, Japan

2014
Context Art Miami, galerie bruno massa, Miami, USA
(e)merge art fair, galerie bruno massa, Washington DC, USA
Art Osaka, galerie bruno massa, Osaka, Japan
"No.16 Meaning of Existence of Art", ART-IMAGINE GALLERY, Tokyo, Japan
"gallerism", KEIHAN City Mall, Osaka, Japan
"21st Century Woman Artists Exhibition vol.7", ESPACE CULTUREL BERTIN POIREE, Paris, France
"TRANSNATIONAL ART 2014", Enokojima Art, Culture and Creative Center, Osaka, Japan
"Holbein selected scholars’ exhibition FUSEKI Spring 2014", REIJINSHA GALLERY, Tokyo, Japan

2013
"Doors Art Fair", Imperial Palace Hotel, Seoul (from gallery CLASS), South Korea
"Emerging Directors’ Art Fair ULTRA 006", Spiral Garden, Tokyo, Japan (from gallery KUU)
"KINDAI GEIJUTSU", Kintetsu Department Store ABENO HARUKAS, Osaka, Japan
"KOKUTEN The New Eyes - Young Artists’ Challenge", The National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan
"PRISM 2013", Contemporary Art Gallery Zone, Osaka, Japan
"Transnational Art 2013", Enokojima Art, Culture and Creative Center, Osaka, Japan

2012
"21st Century Contemporary Woman Artists Exhibition vol.6", MI gallery, Osaka, Japan
"drawing exhibition act.3", gallery KUU, Tokyo, Japan
"dust - Postgraduate Show 2012", AUCB, UK
"KENZAN", Tower Hall Funabori, Tokyo, Japan

2011
"ART SALAD 2011", SoHo art gallery, Osaka, Japan
"art for Lifeline", gallery KUU, Tokyo, Japan
"Transnational Art 2011", Osaka Contemporary Art Centre, Osaka, Japan

2010
"art cube 4", SoHo art gallery, Osaka, Japan
"pictorial exhibition vol.6", gallery CLASS, Ikoma, Japan
"Exhibition of Japanese Artists", Rufus Lin Gallery, Canada

2009
"Contemporary Art Independent CASO Exhibition 2009", CASO, Osaka, Japan

2008
"Thumb-hold Exhibition", gallery CLASS, Ikoma, Japan
"Contemporary Art Independent CASO Exhibition 2008", CASO, Osaka, Japan

2007
"Budding Artists Exhibition", gallery CLASS, Ikoma, Japan

2006
"OMOTE-URA 3", gallery Kitanozaka, Kobe, Japan

2005
"OMOTE-URA 2", galeria CERO, Osaka, Japan

2004
"OMOTE-URA", galleria CERO, Osaka, Japan

2003
"ominaeshi", Ko-un gallery, Osaka, Japan
"zakuro", Ko-un gallery, Osaka, Japan

2002
OBP Arts Project "geijutsu-angya", Osaka Business Park, Osaka, Japan

Award

2012 The 27th HOLBEIN Scholarship

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