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 Objet’d art.
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 2022.