Ayame Iizumi
Artist/
Painter

Ayame Iizumi

Painter

Bio

Ayame is an artist who expresses the power of life. She is a self-taught artist. She converts every emotion, feeling, spirit and thought that arises inside her into creative energy and sublimates them into artworks by writing and drawing. For Ayame, writing is a way of life, a way of interacting with her internal world, her physical body and the external world. These things keep changing. Therefore, the style of her work also keeps changing. This dynamic and holistic view of life is based on life experiences.
Ayame was often ill in her childhood. In order to alleviate her physical pain, she spent a lot of time imagining a strong connection between her vitals and the natural world. Eventually, she learnt to write, and immersed herself in academic writing. By extension, I absorbed biology, nutrition and architecture during my twenties, and came to understand the dynamic relationship between body, nature and space.
The Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011 was the catalyst for me to start creating. The overwhelming scale of "death" confronted me. In order to confront it with "life", Ayame started to draw, counting small and filled the board with about 543,000 . Through this artwork, she was able to connect drawing with living. Ayame had a strong question. "What is it that keeps me drawing?" She calls the force that has kept her writing and drawing from her childhood to the present, the force of life.

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