by Aya Toshikawa

Sculpture : marble

130 x 60 x 60 cm 51.2 x 23.6 x 23.6 inch


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Numbered and limited to 8 copies

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130 x 60 x 60 cm 51.2 x 23.6 x 23.6 inch Height x Width x Depth


The sculpture can be displayed outdoors

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Artwork location: France

2015, Edition of 8

White Marble Carved

51 1/5 × 21 7/10 × 21 7/10 in – 130 × 55 × 55 cm

The artwork is dated, signed and numbered base of the sculpture …./8

serie “Sensual Marble Elegance : Quintet of Alluring Dolls”

In the ethereal realm where art transcends reality, the visionary Japanese artist Aya Toshikawa embarked on a transformative journey to breathe life into her captivating series of sculptures. Carved from the pristine embrace of white marble, these sculptures, collectively known as “Sensual Marble Elegance,” became a testament to Toshikawa’s mastery and her unique interpretation of sensuality.

As the chisel met the cold surface of the marble, Toshikawa’s hands guided it with a profound understanding of form and finesse. The series unfolded with meticulous attention, each sculpture unveiling a distinct narrative of desire and allure. Toshikawa’s devotion to capturing the essence of manga’s playful sensuality in the unforgiving rigidity of marble was nothing short of artistic alchemy.

At the heart of this series was “Yumi2,” a mesmerizing embodiment of chiseled allure. With her hand gracefully resting on her leg, the marble doll exuded an air of confidence and temptation. Toshikawa, like a sculptor-magician, brought forth “Yumi 2” ‘s presence from the cold stone, giving her curves life and her gaze an eternal allure.

Another sculpture in the series, “shuya 5” stood as a testament to Toshikawa’s ability to infuse emotion into inanimate material. The marble figure, adorned with hints of blush-pink, conveyed a delicate serenity. “shuya 5” became a harmonious dance between the permanence of stone and the ephemeral beauty of emotion.

As the series unfolded, each sculpture introduced a new chapter in Toshikawa’s exploration of sensuality. “Aruhi3” seemed to capture the very essence of nature, with verdant clouds seemingly caressing the marble doll. The fusion of organic forms and rigid stone showcased the artist’s ability to marry the fluidity of manga aesthetics with the enduring nature of marble.

Toshikawa’s “Sensual Marble Elegance” series became an exquisite dance between the delicate and the enduring, the ephemeral and the eternal. The sculptures, with their evocative poses and meticulous details, invited viewers to partake in a dialogue that transcended cultural boundaries. The choice of white marble, with its timeless purity, served as a canvas for Toshikawa’s exploration of desire, beauty, and the duality of strength and vulnerability.

These sculptures, each a masterpiece in its own right, spoke of a profound understanding of both the human form and the artistic medium. Aya Toshikawa’s “Sensual Marble Elegance” series stands as a testament to the transformative power of art, where the rigidity of stone is softened by the warmth of emotion, and sensuality finds a timeless home in the cool embrace of white marble.

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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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