On the use of collage in her work, Hikari says: "I began to consider the idea of collage in 2012. After the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, which affected people internationally, I became interested in these connections in the world. I express this through such themes as hope and despair; life and death; light and dark; reality and fantasy. I came up with my collage method to represent this concept more fully."
"Start from Zero" (2014)
Mixed media: acrylic, oil, stickers, paper, collage on canvas
62.9 x 51.6", square area
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"People say that when you wish upon a star, you can find hope. It can also mean “eternity”. In that sense, stars and heaven become a positive image of death. On the contrary, when a bad thing happens in this world, there is a belief that it will carry over into the next world. I believe that humans are reborn to repeat their lives over and over, and this becomes a negative image of death. So, there are two sides, and the fact that both exist is a major theme in my work."
In addition to the high-quality art collectors in Taiwan, Art Taipei attracts a large number of sharp-eyed art patrons from overseas every year. With success in recent years, Art Taipei has proven to be one of the most important platforms for promoting and trading arts in the region. The long-time success and constant growth of the fair are believed to be attributed primarily to the strong collector base in Taiwan, and the geographic benefits as a joint between Northeast and Southeast Asia.
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