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Ayako Rokkaku

1982
Japan

1 Works exhibited on Kooness

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Works by Ayako Rokkaku

Tea Set

2021

17.5 x 45 x 29.2cm

4605,18 €

Ayako Rokkaku’s exuberant paintings, which feature cartoonish characters adrift in rainbow-tinged fields, have won her fans across the globe. The self-taught Japanese artist usually paints with her bare hands, giving her Superflat-esque figures and color schemes a rougher edge. Her chosen surfaces range from canvases to pieces of cardboard and vintage Louis Vuitton suitcases. Rokkaku began painting in 2002 and her big break arrived in 2006, when she was awarded the prestigious Akio Goto Prize at Kaikai Kiki’s Geisai art fair. Since then, she has exhibited at galleries in Paris, Tokyo, and Amsterdam, and in 2015, she participated in the Swatch Art Pavilion’s Open Studio at the Venice Biennale. Her work regularly fetches six-figure prices on the secondary market. Rokkaku’s raucous compositions reflect her love for the unbounded freedom and energy of childhood.

Exhibitions 

2019
Fumble in colors, tiny discoveries, Museum Jan van der Togt, Amstelveen, The Netherlands (solo)
2018
TEFAF, Maastricht, The Netherlands
2018
KunstRAI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 
2018
Bright wind, another step, Gallery Delaive, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (solo)
2018
ComplexCon, Los Angeles, U.S.A. (solo)
2017
TEFAF, Maastricht, The Netherlands
2017
Art Fair Tokyo 2017, Tokyo, Japan
2017
Obscura, Gallery Target, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
2017
Cool Japan, Volkenkundig Museum Leiden, The Netherlands
2017
Cat Love. Nine lives in the art, Kunsthal Rotterdam
2016
Chiba Main Station key visual, Chiba, Japan
2016
Art Miami, Miami, U.S.A,
2016
Sealed Reminiscence, Gallery Delaive, Amsterdam, Netherlands (solo)
2016
Art New York, New York, U.S.A
2016
Tefaf European Art Fair, Maastricht, Netherlands
2015
Art Miami, Miami, U.S.A
2015
Lumpy Fluffy Splatter, Gallery Trax, Yamanashi, Japan (solo)
2015
Tefaf European Art Fair, Maastricht, Netherlands
2015
Swatch loves Art, Hong Kong
2015
Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy (solo)
2014
Museum van der Togt, Amstelveen, The Netherlands
2014
Faces and Traces, The Swatch Art Peace Hotel, Shanghai
2014
Art Miami, Miami, U.S.A
2014
Never Ending Love Letter, Gallery Target, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
2014
Tefaf European Art Fair, Maastricht, Netherlands
2013
Affordable Art Fair, Hong Kong
2013
Art Miami, Miami, U.S.A
2013
Tefaf European Art Fair, Maastricht, Netherlands
2012–2013
Pop Art Accrochage, Fluegel-Roncak Gallery, Nuremberg, Germany
2012
Where the smell comes from, Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum, Bratislava, Slovakia (solo)
2012
Art Cologne, Cologne, Germany
2012
Art Paris, Paris, France
2012
Tefaf European Art Fair, Maastricht, Netherlands
2012
Swatch Art Peace Hotel, Shanghai, China
2011
Swatch Art Peace Hotel, Shanghai, China
2011
Tefaf European Art Fair, Maastricht, Netherlands
2011
Colours in my hand, Kunsthal, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (solo)
2011
Art Cologne, Cologne, Germany
2010
VACANT, Tokyo, Japan
2010
Gallery Delaive, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (solo)
2010
Manga in Amsterdam, Willem Kerseboom gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2010
Scope Basel, Basel, Switzerland
2010
Art Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2010
Tefaf european Art Fair, Maastricht, Netherlands
2009
Art Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands (solo)
2009
Tefaf European Art Fair, Maastricht, Netherlands
2009
Girl in Moment, Guy Pieters Gallery, Knokke- Heist, Belgium (solo)
2009
San Carlo Gallery, Milano, Italy
2008
ART FAIR TOKYO :Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo, Japan
2008
Juliana Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2008
Art Taipei, Taiwan
2008
Gallery Delaive, Amsterdam, Netherlands (solo)
2008
ART FAIR TOKYO: Tokyo international Forum, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
2008
Galerie Wild, Frankfurt, Germany
2007
Galerie Teo, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
2007
ART SINGAPORE
2007
GALERIE MODERNE, Silkeborg, Denmark (solo)
2007
Amsterdam RAI, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2007
Hotel Agnes, Tokyo, Japan
2007
Gallery Delaive, Amsterdam, Netherlands (solo)
2007
Art Cologne
2006
The Ice Palace, Miami, USA
2006
Garelie AAA, Paris, France (solo)
2006
Tokyo Big Sight, GEISAI #10, Tokyo, Japan
2006
TOKYO GG NIGHT, Hotel CLASKA, Tokyo, Japan
2006
TOKYO GIRLS COLLECTION, Yoyogi Taikukan, Tokyo, Japan
2006
ART BASEL VOLTA SHOW02 (group)
2006
GEISAI #9, Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo, Japan