EL ORIGEN DEL DESEO

Mari Ito

  • EL ORIGEN DEL DESEO
  • EL ORIGEN DEL DESEO
  • EL ORIGEN DEL DESEO
  • EL ORIGEN DEL DESEO
  • EL ORIGEN DEL DESEO
  • EL ORIGEN DEL DESEO
  • EL ORIGEN DEL DESEO
  • EL ORIGEN DEL DESEO
  • EL ORIGEN DEL DESEO
  • EL ORIGEN DEL DESEO
  • EL ORIGEN DEL DESEO
  • EL ORIGEN DEL DESEO
  • EL ORIGEN DEL DESEO
  • EL ORIGEN DEL DESEO
  • EL ORIGEN DEL DESEO
  • EL ORIGEN DEL DESEO
  • EL ORIGEN DEL DESEO
  • EL ORIGEN DEL DESEO
  • EL ORIGEN DEL DESEO
  • EL ORIGEN DEL DESEO
  • EL ORIGEN DEL DESEO
  • EL ORIGEN DEL DESEO
  • EL ORIGEN DEL DESEO
  • EL ORIGEN DEL DESEO
  • El origen del deseo. El nacimiento. 2011. Mixed technique. 40 x 120 cm
  • El origen del deseo. Varios valores dentro de mí, 2012. Pigments, Nikawa glue, Indian Ink, Oguniwashi paper, golden leaf. 81 x 65 cm
  • Origen del deseo. No puedo estar callada, 2012. Mixed technique. 30 x 30 cm
  • El origen del deseo. El nacimiento de la alegría. 2012. Mixed technique. 120 x 120 cm
  • El origen del deseo. Nacimiento del origen de los deseos, 2011. Mixed technique. 130 x 97 cm
  • El origen del deseo. Enfermedad, 2012. Mixed technique. 92 x 73 cm
  • El origen del deseo. Nacimiento de un deseo, 2012. Mixed technique. 46 x 38 cm
  • El origen del deseo. Los malos deseos. 2012. Mixed technique. 155 x 135 cm
  • El origen del deseo. El principio de los valores, 2012. Mixed technique. 92 x 73 cm
  • El origen del deseo. Nacimiento. Alegría. Paz. 2012. Mixed technique. 60 x 30 cm each
  • Origen del deseo. Quiero comer chocolate de fresa, 2012. Mixed technique
  • Origen del deseo. Amabilidad, 2012. 10 x 10 x 15 cm

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Japanese artist Mari Ito (Tokyo, 1980), who has been living in Barcelona since 2006, studied traditional Japanese painting at Joshibi University of Art and Design in Tokyo. In conceptual terms, her oeuvre is based on animism, which finds its expression in long standing Japanese techniques.

Ito invites us to reflect on the origins of desire, on our most irrational and personal impulses. The Id or "das Es" (as Sigmund Freud would say) split off from the ego and the superego is the psychic —therefore the purest and most primitive— expression of our drives and aspirations.

Ito's delicately formed creations come to life as they unfold into themselves, permanently striving to make their way towards awareness in their ongoing search for the root of desire, whatever its nature. Completely opposed forces that actually complement and react to one another are interpreted by Ito in the same way, for they have the same value and form a duality that exists in natural harmony.

Tokyo's Zeit-Foto Salon gallery represents Ito in Japan, alongside other artists such as Nobuyoshi Araki, Yuki Onodera and Daido Moriyama, while in Spain she has been working with Tatiana Kourochkina Galeria d'Art since 2012.

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Artists pages

Mari Ito

Past Exhibitions 2012 Top top

  • 21/10/2011
    NON SIAMO ANCORA STATI SALVATI
    Pietro Ruffo

    Tatiana Kourochkina Gallery, in collaboration with Paolo Maistri, presents the first solo show in Spain of Pietro…
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  • 21/06/2012
    THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE INVISIBLE
    Andrea Galvani William Lamson

    The Architecture of the Invisible brings together a set of photographic and audiovisual works…
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  • 19/04/2012
    UN VOYAGE IMMOBILE
    Helene Gerster

    Between mind and city

    Cross the threshold into the unexpected. Beyond this point lies…
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  • 19/01/2012
    KAC: ALBA & EDUNIA
    Eduardo Kac

    Tatiana Kourochkina Art Gallery is proud to present Quo Artis Foundation, created by the gallery to promote…
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  • 05/10/2012
    BEHIND THE PORTRAIT
    Group show

    Behind, Before and Around Portraiture

    Portraiture, like landscape, was much more than a traditional…
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Past Exhibitions 2011 Top top

  • 3/12/2010
    CONTIGUITY
    Santiago Rogado

    The work of Giacomo Santiago Rogado, eminently pictorial, consists of a study of contrasts; contrasts between the… Read ›

  • 28/04/2011
    NO ONE WANTS TO BE PART OF A FICTION, AND EVEN LESS SO IF THAT FICTION IS REAL
    Andrea Nacach

    "No one wants to be part of a fiction, and even less so if that fiction is… Read ›

  • 10/06/2011
    CTRL ALT HOME
    Hugo Orlandini

    Tatiana Kourochkina Art Gallery presents the latest works by Hugo Orlandini (1974), a Cuban artist based in… Read ›

Past Exhibitions 2010 Top top

  • 9/09/2010
    SCALE FEELING
    Vitaly Pushnitsky

    Tatiana Kourochkina Art Gallery presents the work of Vitaly Pushnitsky, a Russian artist who lives in St.…
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  • 3/06/2010
    PLAYING IN TIME OF CRISIS

    Derivart were born in 2004 in Barcelona, with the interest in exploring the intersection between…
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  • 12/05/2010
    S.A.D. CO THE BLIND CASTLE
    Tomás Ochoa

    With the exhibition S.A.D. Co The Blind Castle by Tomás Ochoa, Tatiana Kourochkina Art Gallery…
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  • 09/04/2010
    DES·UBICADOS
    Maider López Miguel Trillo Evru

    Tatiana Kourochkina Art Gallery presents Des·ubicados (Out of place) , show of photography, drawing, sculpture and video. In this selection…
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