Leiko Ikemura is an internationally renowned artist whose work spans the genres of drawing, painting, sculpture, photography and poetry. At the centre of her work is an exploration of nature, the theme of femininity and the cyclical rhythm of life and death. In her solo exhibition at the Georg Kolbe Museum, the artist, who has lived in Berlin since 1990, presents hybrid beings in flux between growth and decay and questions forms of human existence.
The exhibition is primarily dedicated to Ikemura’s sculptural work. The show features over 30 sculptures and selected paintings as well as drawings since the 1990s, including numerous recent works. Her works in ceramics, bronze and glass bear witness to her multifaceted engagement with the traditions of sculpture and its materialities. Coloured surfaces and a sculptural language that oscillates between form and dissolution of form are typical elements of Ikemura’s work, which brings Western European and East Asian cultures into conversation with each other.
The title of the exhibition, Witty Witches, suggests that the …
Continue reading the article on the exhibition at the Georg Kolbe Museum on DEEDS.NEWS
Top: Lying Head, 2020-21, © Leiko Ikemura and VG Bild-Kunst, Photo Jörg von Bruchhausen