Exhibition Period: 22nd Nov – 15th Dec 2012
Venue: iPRECIATION at Jardine House, Central, Hong Kong
iPRECIATION Hong Kong has presented the recent works of emerging Japanese artist Tomita Natsumi, in an inaugural solo exhibition at the Hong Kong gallery. Born in Tokyo in 1986, Tomita graduated from Tama Art University with a degree in oil painting in 2009. Since 2007, she has exhibited widely in Japan and several Asian art fairs. Tomita has also embarked on special art projects for the Pediatrics departments at the Machida Municipal Hospital in Tokyo, and the Mitsukoshi Department Store in Nihombashi, her artworks are also collected by the Hamada Children’s Museum of Art.
In 2009, iPRECIATION Singapore held an inaugural solo exhibition of her sculptures in the city; her exhibition was a great success and 90% of the exhibits were sold out during the first week. Themed as ‘Artistic Conservation’, Tomita’s sculptures are created utilising recyclable materials; asserting both her eco-conservation ideals and creativity. Appearing to know no creative boundaries, the artist has the facility to assemble constituents of random, leftover objects into beautiful, amusing creatures- ranging from flamingos, parrots, turtles and even sets of miniature human figures, depicted at work or play. Humorous and eccentric, Tomita creates to promote environmental awareness, exposing young and old to the fun and beauty that derives from recycling. The Hong Kong exhibition will feature a new set of quirky sculptures, ranging from mid-sized human figures (approximately 30 – 40 cm in height), to monkeys, birds, and a variety of other animals.