( Japan )

ATSUKO GOTO

atsuko

Atsuko Goto

 

Dreams are like strange stories, landscapes, our memory builds unconsciously. I draw what comes up from our unconscious, like hidden feelings reflected in our dreams.
Since my studies in France (2007-2009), and also after experiencing the earthquake of March 2011 in Japan, I strongly felt, and was made aware of how the Japanese viewed selflessness, resignation and obedience as virtues.

I feel that Japanese live in the middle of a wide emptiness, locked up inside their imaginary cocoon, calm and sincere, but quietly desperate.
As a Japanese myself, I draw imaginary landscapes seen from the inside of this world.

 

Artist: Atsuko Goto


 

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Atsuko Goto

GOTO Atsuko
2009-2010 Studied materials and techniques of oil painting at the Tokyo University of the Arts
2007-2008 Studied art at the National School of Fine Arts in Paris
2006-2007 Studied materials and techniques of oil painting at the Tokyo University of the Arts
Price ‘O-shi’
2005 International Art Prize ‘Taki Fuji’
2004 Prize ‘Ataka’
2002-2006 Studies painting at the Tokyo University of the Arts
Born in 1982 in Tokyo
Solo exhibitions
2014 “Pray and curse” at LOWER AKIHABARA / Tokyo
”Everything is fake “at Art space ∞ Ginza MITSUKOSHI / Tokyo
“Friendly reticence” at the gallery of SEIBU Ikebukuro / Tokyo
2012 ”Unable to wake up from a dream” at LOWER AKIHABARA / Tokyo
2009 ”GOTO Atsuko” at Galerie Etienne de Causan / Paris, France
2008 ”fugue” at Gallery OPEN DOOR / Tokyo
2007 ”Day dream” at Gallery OPEN DOOR / Tokyo
Group exhibitions
2015 “ART STAGE SINGAPORE 2015″ at Marina Bay Sands / Singapore
“ART FAIR TOKYO 2015″ at Tokyo International Forum, Gallery KOGURE Booth
“Dreamland” at Corey Helford Gallery / Los Angeles, USA
“HER exhibition” at Art Centre, Silpakorn University / Bangkok, Thailand
“The Nightmare In Wonderland Project Part2” at Distinction Gallery / Escondido CA, USA
“The Nightmare In Wonderland Project Part1” at Ayden Gallery / Vancouver, CANADA
“The Nightmare In Wonderland Project Part0” at Rotofugi Gallery / Chicago, USA
“HAKKENDO Gallery opening exhibition” at HAKKENDO Gallery(IID118)/ Tokyo
“TOBI WAVE” at Tokyo art Club
“tripod kettle of January” at Gallery KUNIMATSU / Tokyo
2014 “The Spiral man” at LOWER AKIHABARA gallery / Tokyo
“To see / To paint” – Oil Painting Technique and Material Research Laboratory at the Museum of the Tokyo University of the Arts
“ART FAIR TOKYO 2014″ at Tokyo International Forum, MITSUKOSHI Booth
“NEWS 2014″ at Art Gallery of Tokyo University of the Arts
“Thinking Through Painting” at Art Plaza of Tokyo University of the Arts
“Ghost” at Gallery KUNIMATSU / Tokyo
2013 “NEW CITY ART FAIR. Japanese Contemporary Art” at hpgrp GALLERY NEW YORK Store / NY, USA
“BAZAAR ART JAKARTA 2014″ at BALLROOM THE RITZ-CARLTON JAKARTA
“Kowaii Ⅲ” at art data bank×Hakkendo / Tokyo
“RAFU” at Gallery KUNIMATSU / Tokyo
“3 painters” at art gallery of SOGO Yokohama
“MITSUKOSHI – Art exhibition” at the gallery of MITSUKOSHI in Nihonbashi
“Ghost” at Gallery KUNIMATSU / Tokyo
2012 “Nuit Blanche KYOTO 2012″ at Institut français du Japon – Kansai
“Inter:sections Topology of a cultural encounter France:Japan” at Institut français du Japon – Kansai
“YOUNG ART TAIPEI 2012″ at Sunworld Dynasty Hotel Taipei / Taiwan
“Summer Arts Festival, Young Artists leading the new generation” at the gallery of MITSUKOSHI
“Asia Top Gallery Hotel Art Fair 2012″ at Mandarin Oriental / Honkong
“Drawings recommendation” at Shorewood Gallery / Tokyo
“Tanzaku” ( art data bank × Hakkendô) at art data bank / Tokyo
“Kowaii Ⅱ” at art data bank×Hakkendo / Tokyo
“uyuhiko Yamamoto’s selection – Favorites female artists” at the gallery of MITSUKOSHI in GINZA
“Affordable Art Fair Singapore” at F1 Pit Building / Singapore