I’m pleased to announce “New L'art pour l'art," a solo exhibition
by Eimi Suzuki at Vanilla Gallery.
"L'art pour l'art" is one of the central propositions of the 19th
century Romanticism movement, "Art for Art's sake" or "Art
supremacy." Taken from the French, the term "l'art pour l'art,"
Art for Art's Sake expresses the idea that art has an inherent
value independent of its subject-matter, or of any social,
political, or ethical significance.
In this exhibition, I propose a new L'art pour l'art, which
incorporates my own interpretation of the phrase. Art for art's
sake is based on the premise of respect for classical paintings,
and that new works of art painted with that premise, were created
for art's sake. In other words, it expresses the fact that the
artist has faced "art for art's sake" by interweaving new
techniques, while simultaneously incorporating respect for the
classical paintings of the past. As a new attempt, I have
embroidered mixed media on the works themselves, and new
one-of-a-kind works using antique frames will be on exhibit.
I hope you enjoy the new world of L'art pour l'art by Eimi Suzuki.
Contemporary Artist / Jewelry Designer
She creates two-dimensional works on the themes of life,
prejudice, and prayer, and incorporates classical art into her
contemporary collages and paintings. She also does metal work and
In addition to holding exhibitions in Japan and abroad every year,
she also works in art direction, collaborates with apparel brands,
as well as designing CD and book cover art.
She will launch her own jewelry brand "eimiess" in the Summer of