Leiko Ikemura

Publisher Kyuryudo

ISBN 9784763018373

Idea Code 20194

Published on the occasion of a large-scale solo exhibition by Leiko Ikemura, this dense and vibrant catalogue offers an engaging look at the Japanese-Swiss artist’s remarkable body of work. Over the years, Ikemura has experimented with the powerful colours and forms of neo-expressionism, to express the difficulties of being both a woman and a stranger, as well as dealt with themes such as small creatures and innocent girls, mothers and children, human figures merging with trees and mountains, and mythical scenes that evoke birth and death. Her introspective style – quiet, modest, and immersed deeply in her own vision – is keenly critical of the world and society today.

360 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 30 cm, pb, Japanese/English