Emi Uchida

Emi Uchida

Emi Uchida, worked first in the Japanese fashion industry before entirely dedicating herself to her artistic carrer. Her style is based on the line, simple and pure. However, once that line is multiplied ans aggregated, it generates a complex structure of imbricated spaces: the line has become a boundary.

Uchida names it "trace". A trace in space, but also a trace in time. "Time and space expand constantly, without limit, without frontier. Every single trace I reach only opens a new space beyond, and I loose myself (thus I exist) among those colours and those lines."

"Like in a dream, time has no continuum. In a dream, there is no before, no after, it is a floating dimension made from vivid or indistinct moments. This dimension expands in every direction, like a network filling up an infinite space."

Traces are not contained by the frame's borders, they continue their expansion in the canvas' depth. This reality however only reveal itself under special circumstances.

内田 江美、画家。女子美術短期大学卒業。服飾デザイナーとして活動後、画家としてのキャリアをスタートさせる。

彼女のスタイルは、シンプルで純粋なラインから生まれる。描き重ねられた線は複雑な形を持ち、境界を形作る。内田はそれを「トレース」と呼ぶが、これは空間の痕跡であると同時に、時間の軌跡とも言えるのだ。 国内はもちろん、台湾、シンガポール、中国、韓国等アジアの国々をはじめ、アメリカ、フランス、ベルギー、トルコ、メキシコ等、世界中で展示を精力的に行っており、世界中にコレクターを持つ。

Emi Uchida
"Trace-411 ~Live a dream~", Oil and charcoal on canvas, 91 x 65.2 cm, 2017
Emi Uchida
"Trace-337", Oil and charcoal on canvas, 116.7 x 116.7 cm, 2016
Emi Uchida
"Trace-322/cosmos", Oil and charcoal on canvas, 130.3 x 130.3 cm, 2016
Emi Uchida
"Trace-320/seed", Oil and charcoal on canvas, 145.5 x 97 cm, 2016
Emi Uchida
"Trace-306/Ribbon", Oil and charcoal on canvas, 116.7 x 116.7 cm, 2016
Emi Uchida
"Trace-285", Oil and charcoal on canvas, 130.3 x 130.3 cm, 2016