Miki


Chasing Rainbows at 43 8th Avenue Gallery

 

Yuni

21" x 18"

Acrylic on Canvas

USD $ 475 

GBP £ 265 

SOLD 

 


Yoshi Blue

Acrylic on Canvas

21" x 18"

USD $ 475.00

        GBP £ 265.00

              SOLD

  

Uni

Acrylic on Canvas

21" x 18"

USD $ 475

GBP £ 265

 

Hoshi

18" x  15"

Acrylic On Canvas

USD $ 400

GBP £ 230

SOLD 

 

 

FINE ARTIST MIKI

FEATURED IN SOLO EXHIBITION CHASING RAINBOWS

OPENING RECEPTION APRIL 24 2008, 6-9 PM

"Where is your happiness?", asks Miki with a fragile smile. Miki, an international Artist, from Tokyo Japan, showcased her work throughout cosmopolitan cities; including: Los Angeles, Tokyo, and New York. She Travels the world to restore happiness, and expresses emotions through animals. Miki began painting at the age of one, marking a turning point in her life, carving her path as an artist. Exploring the parallel universe of human emotion and animal wisdom, Miki merges both worlds, in search for answers. Her upcoming exhibition titled "Chasing Rainbows", at 43 8th Avenue Gallery, consists of twelve paintings, revealing the many colors and layers of our emotions. Miki's work is in the collections of A-list celebrities including Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Sharon Stone.

"I believe we always have a choice between happiness and pain", Miki affirms, "yet I look around to find that most people choose pain and suffering over happiness". In her painting, "First Love", depicting an elephant meditating in a garden with his eyes closed, as if reminiscing of an eternal memory of a great love it once had. Though the elephant is now alone, it appears peaceful, and content carrying the wisdom of letting go gracefully, knowing that it cannot rely on another for its own joy. Miki exhumes the forgotten rainbows, beauty and purity of being in love.

Miki has painted many animals in her past exhibitions, but this is the first time she focuses on a single concept, expressed through a single animal, the elephant. In some Asian cultures, the elephant is regarded as holy; it represents beautiful emotions, meditation and wisdom. "I like to channel my energy into my art as it fills a certain void within", states Miki. "Art possesses the magic of replenishing emotional hunger, and I hope for everyone who comes across my work may experience a sense of fulfillment and joy."

In 2002, on her continual quest to find her inner voice, the inspiration to paint an elephant found her, which she believes to be the perfect symbol reflecting the kind of happiness she'd like to convey. A happiness based on reciprocation and self-awareness.

Miki's work is one we all relate to, as it poses a question that has baffled humanity for centuries; "Where is our happiness?", which leads to an even more resonant question of "Do we find more comfort in our darkness that we developed a fear of light?" Miki, and her elephants gather all the positive energy they could muster, in an attempt to remind us of the light, bringing us home; back into our center, where true rainbows reside.

© Juditta Salem

 

Established by curator Alex Beitler, 43 8th Avenue Gallery in the West Village features emerging and mid-career artists who have come to New York City from all over the world. Mr. Beitler gives each artist a solo exhibit in NYC.

The Gallery is open Mondays through Saturdays, 11am-8pm. On Sundays the Gallery is open by appointment only.