by Aya Toshikawa

Painting : oil, glass, Tables

50 x 50 x 50 cm 19.7 x 19.7 x 19.7 inch


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Painting: oil, glass, Tables

Dimensions cm inch

50 x 50 x 50 cm 19.7 x 19.7 x 19.7 inch Height x Width x Depth


Not framed




Pop Art




Dark blue

Sky blue

Artwork sold in perfect condition

Artwork location: France

2011, Unique Artwork

Oil on Canvas

19 7/10 × 19 7/10 × 19 7/10 in – 50 × 50 × 50 cm

The artwork is signed by the Artist on canvas

serie “KaleidoManga Dreams : Cubic Visions of Seduction”

Aya Toshikawa’s series, “KaleidoManga Dreams: Cubic Visions of Seduction,” intricately weaves a captivating narrative that unfoldswithin the six small acrylic canvases artfully joined in a cube form. Delving into this collection unveils a multi-layered exploration of sensuality, identity, and the intersection of traditional and contemporary Japanese art.

Toshikawa’s use of manga dolls as central figures is a deliberate choice, blurring the lines between fantasy and reality, tradition and modernity. Each doll, frozen in a moment of seductive allure, becomes a vessel for a broader narrative—a story told not just through their provocative poses but through the kaleidoscopic backgrounds that envelop them.

The cube format, serving as a unique canvas, suggests a progression, a journey through different facets of desire and femininity. Each side of the cube unfolds like a chapter, revealing a new dimension to the narrative. The interconnectedness of the canvases implies a fluidity in the storytelling, inviting viewers to traverse the diverse emotional landscapes depicted on each face.

The vibrant color flashes in the background serve as a visual language, communicating the nuances of emotion and desire. From fiery reds to cool blues, the colors echo the ephemerality of dreams and the spectrum of experiences within the realm of seduction. The juxtaposition of these vivid hues against the dolls’ sensual poses creates a tension between traditional cultural norms and contemporary expressions of femininity.

The Untold Story: The narrative within “KaleidoManga Dreams” could revolve around the journey of a group of manga dolls, each representing different facets of desire and identity. As the audience traverses the cube, they witness the dolls evolving, challenging societal expectations and embracing their individuality. The color flashes could symbolize emotional states, from the passionate red of forbidden desires to the calming blue of self-discovery.

Perhaps the story unfolds in a dreamscape, blurring the boundaries between reality and fantasy. The dolls, animated by the artist’s brushstrokes, embark on a symbolic quest for self-discovery, challenging the confines of traditional roles. Each canvas within the cube becomes a chapter, inviting viewers to engage with the evolving narrative, leaving them with a profound reflection on the kaleidoscope of desires and the power of self-expression.

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galerie jacob paulett • France

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Aya Toshikawa

Japan  • 1979


Aya Toshikawa (Lady Kawai) was born in 1979 in Kobe, Japan. After graduating, she began working as an animator and found a job in the industry of toys and games. In 1999 she produced poster, package, and skate board design. She typically paints from photographs, representing beautiful female Manga characters. Aya Toshikawa's artistic language is very much that of hand drawing, so that all the works produced for the Manga magazines maintain their feelings and expressions, even though painted on canvas.

Toshikawa refreshing approach to the "fine art" was successfully received when she made his adaptation to oil paintings . Her creative universe is full of Lolita Manga, baby-faced and pure. The scenes are obviously suggestive, composed of young girls who are most of the time naked or clad only in underwear, along with characters engaging in subversive acts. Apart from being a brillant animator Aya Toshikawa has succeeded in converting her talent the world of fine art and has herself an international name as a talented and diverse artist.
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