<The Inquiring Art>
Ayachikova. (born in 1975)grew up in a commuter town located in Saitama, Japan.
Ayachikova. was an extremely self-conscious child who craved being in the center of attention by nature. However she had no way to express herself in her early childhood. She was imaginative and had a tendency to get lost in a world of her own creation rather than enjoying real life.
She spent her 6 years of elementary school as a “silent observer”, quietly observing those around her.
She became interested in human emotions after observing the emotions and relationships of the people around her.
Her current artwork holds a certain uniqueness and perspective. Her work is thought to have been cultivated from her imaginative childhood in which her vivid imagination as a child led her to go to and fro from the world she created in her mind and the actual world.
After she graduated university, she was involved in PR, Planning, and Editorial design. This helped her develop skills on how to vividly express her own ideas. Later on, she set her mind on becoming an artist who expressed herself through her artwork. She started producing her work using the modern xylograph technique, which enabled her to use delicate colors and a wide variety of wood plates.
While being influenced by the works of Taro Okamoto, Kyoichi Tanaka, Wassily Kandinsky, Frida Kahlo, and Georgia O'keefe, she was also inspired by the mysterious and universal worldview of religious motif and geometric designs.
Ayachikova. aims to arouse the viewers’ feelings and senses through her work.
In her artwork you can feel amid the extremely simple compositions a heightened sense of tension.
Colors come out of the motif and cross, blending together to paint out the subtleties of feelings.
Ayachikova.’s main theme in her work is "human feelings".
Her artwork catches the moment generated in between two extremes such as imagination and reality, light and darkness, good and evil, beauty and ugliness. Her work reaches out to the viewers and will compel you to think about how people react and feel when they find themselves swinging between these extremes.
At the same time, her artwork leads the viewers to reminisce and recall their own story.
It may be "sweet poison" or "pathos (the sorrow)" or "humor” that appears from the world of in-between the extremes. The truth for you as a viewer can be freely drawn out in many ways through communication with the artist and her artwork.