Forest Dreams No.1 , print by minu
All the better to see you by Rieko
Wellington based artist Rieko and minu welcome you to their show “The Wolf and The Fox” and invite you to step inside the world of their creatures and creations. The show will include new work in oil, acrylic, works on paper, plush creatures and sculptures set side by side.
The fairytale characters in Rieko’s portraits seem to be reluctant to reveal their stories. Her anthropomorphic animals are placed in sceneries that seem to be taken from almost forgotten childhood tales. Both subjects have a curious nature giving the viewer a window into their character and feelings. Her acrylic paintings are influenced by the pop surrealism movement, while maintaining a romantic innocence. Originally from Japan, and now based in Wellington, Rieko studies at Inverlochy Art School and this is her second exhibition.
Minu’s creations are influenced by European folk tales and traditional book illustration, as well as the contemporary illustrations in pop and street art culture. Her cute characters reveal an often melancholic and almost mischievous side at the second glance. Originally from Germany, Minu now works as an illustrator, printmaker and toymaker in Wellington. Her work is known from her participation in several group shows in Wellington, as well as her appearances at the New Zealand Artshow in 2010 and 2011. Her prints and toys are available in selected galleries and online.
The show opens on Tuesday 4 December at 6:00pm and will be open from December 5 – 9 2012, 11am until 7pm. Thistle Hall is located in the Upper Cuba area at the corner of Cuba and Arthurs Street.
Event: “The Wolf and The Fox” Paintings, Prints and Fairytales Creature
Where: Thistle Hall is located in the Upper Cuba area at the corner of Cuba and Arthurs Street
When: Opening Tuesday 4 December at 6:00pm, open from December 5 – 9 2012, 11am until 7pm.
Red Shoes, by Rieko
Wolf Spirit, plush by minu
Sour Grapes by Rieko
Tea with wolf, print by minu