Kiryu Madoka (JP)
Text written by GHA
Madoka’s lithographies are delicate and playful. The lack of clear representations, as well as the light colours used, invite the observer to discover this imaginary landscape. Many details form the lively images, turning the work into a visual exploration, where the observer has to lean in closer to discover its many detailed elements.
Madoka assembles diverse objects, such as plasters, ballerina slippers, hands, flowers, clothes and roses to create dream-like pictures in a lyrical, sensitive manner. Through the finest details an incredibly unique world is created. Many small components are combined, forming large forms, full of movement and grace. This surrealistic universe may seem chaotic and endless but the way Madoka chooses to combine these forms and the careful selection of pastel colours, create a calm and balanced combination that makes the viewer dream.
Some landscapes have a movement in a specific direction, mimicking the movement of breeze that moves all the tiny elements together, in an organic way. On the other hand, some others have a more static position, creating a movement downwards, like earth wants to absorb all the fairy tailed small objects, reminding the roots of the trees.
Madoka uses her emotions, feelings and memories to create this fantastic and hallucinatory world. This new universe is a gateway for exploring her inner consciousness. We are invited to take part in this adventure, starting with just taking a moment to observe her lithographies.
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