EKKO Little Exhibition "SWEET X'MAS TIME" at TROPE







EKKO ART SHOW & TROPE CHRISTMAS FAIR 2015
"SWEET CHRISTMAS TIME "

12.03(Thu) - 12.25(Fri)

「クリスマスは幼い頃の私にファンタジーの心を植え付けました。
モミの木に吊るされた小さな飾り。プレゼント。夜中の侵入者。
Childishで特別な記憶は私の創作の原点とも言えます。
世界中の服や 雑貨 や本が並ぶTROPEという特別なお店での、小さな絵画の展示です。
素敵なプレゼントを探しに、どうぞお越しください!」

ーEKKO

The fantastical seed of Christmas spirit has been planted in my heart since I was a child.
Little ornaments hanging on the fir tree, presents, the intruder at midnight, all these special childhood memories are the foundation of my creative works

Little show at Trope an eclectic vintage clothing and sundry goods store.
Please come and find a fantasy!

at TROPE

東京都世田谷区太子堂4-28-9 2F

TEL/FAX: 03-6450-7454
MAIL: info@trope.jp
OPEN: 13:00-20:00 (2015年8月改定)
定休日: 水曜日




フリーダ・カーロと5人の女






雑誌 FIGARO japon 2015年10月号 の「女をめぐる、女の冒険~クリエイター同士の対話~」特集で、フリーダ・カーロについてコメントを寄せました。

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痛みや哀しみを抱えた自画像ですら、神話の人物のようにファンタジックに描く、その客観性と精神力が凄いと思います。絵画の中で背景や装飾品に使われている「茶色」の存在に、華麗なフリーダの実直な側面が表われていてとても好きです。メキシコには「エクスボト」という、日本でいう絵馬のような神に捧げる絵があります。実際に身に起こった不運な出来事とその救済の過程を描き、文章を添えた小さな素朴な絵です。そこには神に感謝の気持ちを伝えたいという、人々の純真な動機があります。フリーダの作品もまたメキシコの精霊が描かせたのではないだろうかと時々思うのです。彼女自身の存在がメキシコそのものであり、彼女自身がアートになったような。ちょっと怖いけれど、生け贄のような宿命を感じるのです。

About FRIDA KAHLO / EKKO (Artist)

I want to discuss her mental strength and the distance between herself and her works. Her work is contemplative.
Her self-portrait is infused with pain and sadness, because these are her experiences. The figure in her self-portrait reminds audience of ancient mythology; it is very fantastic
The color scheme is earthy, unber, brown, burnt sienna…. I like her color scheme.
I associate brown with honesty and primitivity; Frida is a honest and primitive person.Colorful, splendorous are the words to describe Frida's image, but her inside is different.
In Mexico, there are "Exvotos", which are devotional paintings. It is a type of folk art to show gratitude when people's wishes are granted.
It has a naive quality to it. The size is usually small and it is accompanied by texts. The motive is pure .
Sometimes I think that her painting is influenced/driven by the Mexican spiritual practice/spirituality.

She is iconic, She is the face of Mexico.
As an artist myself, sometimes it frightens me to think about her sacrifice for art. Will it be my destiny as well?

1week trip. autumn in 2015.

Last week I had one-week holidays. I considered that, should I do the artwork? or should I go on a trip.
then I got few money. so I choose the trip!

My brother living Osaka, I planed Kyoto, Kobe and Osaka tour.

I wanted to promote my book to the bookstore in Kansai and I plant to do a little sightseeing while I am at it.

day1

I left home at 9AM and I took Shinkansen at 10AM. I arrived in Kyoto station at 13PM.

The wether was really good so I rented a bike. I want to blend in with Kyoto rather than sightseeing. I rode the bike by the river side. I can see mountains at a distance. It was very pleasant day.



But sun was setting. So I had to hurry up. after 40 minute of biking  I arrived at book store. I gave my book store store keeper.

and rode again for 40 minute to Station and return the bike and I went to Osaka to meet my brother and his wife. We met together and had Nabe party at his apartment. talk a lot and sleep.