We are pleased to announce an exhibition Pictures of the Floating World by Ellie Craze, as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura on February 25 (Sat) & 26 (Sun).
Ellie Craze is a pop surrealist from the United States. Her work takes many forms including illustrations, paintings, toys, and digital art. In 2016, she completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Arizona State University and now pursues a career in the professional art world. Craze’s job experience includes graphic design for concert venues and fashion magazines, art direction, and instructing various art classes.
Bright colors, floating worlds, and friendly imaginary characters are often found in her art.
Here are some words from the artist herself.
The work I created here reflects the physical world and the magic it inspires within me. Many of my images include landscapes, foods, and books I’ve seen in Itoshima. Pictures of the Floating World is the English translation of Ukiyo-e; though my work is not a direct representation of this style, I was inspired by the concept of seeking beauty in everyday life and adding my own vision to it.
Ellie Craze “Pictures of the Floating World”
Date: February 25 (Saturday) & 26 (Sunday), 11:00 to 18:00, free entrance
* We will hold an opening party and an artist talk on Saturday the 25th, starting at 15:00.
* The exhibition by other five current residence artists, will be also held at the same exhibition dates.