Mari Ito

Mari Ito

MEDIUM: Painting
CITY: Tokyo and Barcelona

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Mari Ito is a Japanese artist based in Barcelona, Spain. For Mari art is the window of our inner selves, behind her work there a desire for expression materialized in powerful compositions. Her works invite us to an artistic experience that goes beyond aesthetics and takes us to the complex dimension of human emotions but always with a humoristic touch. The artist seeks to represent the subconscious, precisely because it is not seen and, for many people, it is not representable. This believe motivated her to show it and make visible a fundamental part of our mind.

Her work shows a mixture of vibrant colors and nature but with a unique artistic style and a powerful hidden message. Her style and aesthetics are hard to classify. However, this makes her work unique and offers the spectator an exceptional aesthetic voyage.

All artworks are originals, signed by the artist and come with a signed certificate of authenticity. Delivery in perfect condition, directly from the artist’s studio.

IN MY OWN WORDS
"I use my childhood experiences as a leitmotif. I also use bright colors and sensitive but sophisticated lines creating a unique work that goes beyond traditional Japanese painting and facilitates a unique image of the world. By pursuing the universal theme of the seeds of human desire, I mix happiness, pain and anger. Through the recurring image of flowers with faces, I reveal a characteristic approach, which is also full of humor. "

EDUCATION
Fine Arts. Joshibi University, Tokyo (Japan)
Fine Arts. Universiity of Barcelona (Spain)

EXHIBITIONS
Solo Exhibitions:
“ITOMARISMO” nap gallery 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan (2017)
"ITOMARISME" Artèria, Igualada, Spain (2017)
"ITOMARISME" Artèria, Igualada, Spain (2017)
"Mari Ito" ZEIT-FOTO SALON, Tokyo, Japan (2016)
"Invisible" nap gallery 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan (2014)
"El jardín de los deseos" ZEIT-FOTO SALON, Tokyo, Japan (2014)
"El origen del deseo" TK Galeria d'Art, Barcelona, Spain (2013)
"Id- El origen del deseo -nacimiento-" La Cerverinad´Art, Cervera, Spain (2012)
"Id- El origen del deseo -nacimiento-" Galería Esther Montoriol, Barcelona, Spain (2012)
"Id- El origen del deseo -nacimiento-" nap gallery 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan (2012)
"Id- El origen del deseo" ZEIT-FOTO SALON, Tokyo, Japan (2012)
"Id-De l'origen del desig" Vinart, Igualada, Spain (2011)
"Id- en movimiento hacia el círculo" en Kannon Gyo & Wa gallery, Barcelona, Spain (2009)
"Id- El origen del deseo" en Sala d'art Hostalet 1701 Hotel, Girona, Spain (2009)
"Id- el origen de los deseos" en Kannon Gyo & Wa gallery, Barcelona, Spain (2009)
"Mari Ito" en ZENBU Gallery, Barcelona, Spain (2008)

Artfairs:
"Aosando Art Fair" Omotesando hills, Tokyo, Japan (2015)
"AHAF Hong Kong 2014" ZEIT-FOTO SALON, Hong Kong (2014)
"Art Stage Singapore 2014" Villa del arte Barcelona, Singapore (2014)
"SCOPE MIAMI 2013" Villa de arte Barcelona, Miami USA (2013)
"Contemporary Istanbul" Tatiana Kourochkina Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey (2013)
"Art Tronto 2013" Villa del arte Barcelona, Toronto, Canada (2013)
"Affordable Art Fair New York" Villa del arte Barcelona, New York, USA (2013)
"SCOPE Basel 2013" Jankossen Contemporary Art Gallery, Basel, Switzerland (2013)
"Contemporary Istanbul" Tatiana Kourochkina Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey (2012)
"ArtNagoya 2012 Contemporary Art Fair 2012" The Westin Nagoya Castle, Nagoya, Japan (2012)
"AHAF2010HK" Asia Top Gallery hotel Art Fair. Gran Hyatt Hotel, Hong Kong (2010)

Selected Group Exhibitions:
HIPERMERC’ART 32ª edición, M Store – Fábrica Moritz, Barcelona, Spain (2017)
"DelicArTessen16" Galería Esther montoriol, Barcelona, Spain (2017)
"DelicArTessen15" Galería Esther montoriol, Barcelona, Spain (2016)
"UTOPIA" Jankossen Contemporary Art Gallery, New York, USA (2015)
"Inter[canvi]" Arteria, Igualada, Spain (2015)
"DelicARTessen14" Galeria Esther montoriol, Barcelona, Spain (2015)
“Dessin" Zeit Foto Salon. Tokyo, Japan (2015)
"Sensibilitat Toquio" La Cerverinad´Art, Cervera, Spain (2015)
"flors" Galería Esther montoriol, Barcelona, Spain (2015)
"DelicArTessen13" Galería Esther montoriol, Barcelona, Spain (2014)
"Ulls DArgos!" La Cerverinad´Art, Cervera, Spain (2014)
"Painting by four" ZEIT-FOTO SALON, Tokyo, Japan (2014)
"COVERED TOKYO 2014, Hikarie" SHIBUYA Hicarie, Tokyo, Japan (2014)
"Green Flower Street" Tatiana Kourochkina Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey (2013)
" The Origin of Desire Mari Ito and Mami Yamanaka" Jankossen Contemporary Art Gallery, Basel, Switzerland (2013)
"Zeit Foto Collection" ZEIT-FOTO SALON, Tokyo, Japan (2012)
"DelicARTessen10" Galería Esther montoriol, Barcelona, España (2011)
"Art and adventure" ZEIT-FOTO SALON, Tokyo, Japan (2011)
"The fruits of Adventures" ZEIT-FOTO SALON Tokyo, Japan (2011)
"DelicARTessen9" Galería Esther montoriol, Barcelona, Spain (2010)
"Via art 09" Shinwa art Museum, Tokyo, Japan (2009)
"Asian Young Artists 4 - The world that drips -" Keumsan Gallery Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan (2009)
"El japó de JORDI SERRA" MASIA MUSEU SERRA, Barcelona, Spain (2009)
"Christmas collection" ZENBU Gallery, Barcelona, Spain (2007)
"Japanese Artists" ZENBU Gallery, Barcelona, Spain (2007)

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