Studio HANgout | Tokyo Japan, and Amsterdam Netherlands.
Naomi Horiike is a Tokyo and Amsterdam based artist whose work ranges from drawing, painting, and objects to performance and photography.
Naomi has exhibited in national and international shows and her work has been featured in numerous publications and is held in public and private collections.
M.F.A., Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo.
M.F.A., École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris.
As an artist, I paint primarily in abstract expressionism which simply means I use paint and other media to express externally what’s bubbling up in my mind, body and spirit.
My process begins by meditating and journaling, then I go directly to the canvas and begin painting without having any expectation or idea what the final product will be. I build layer after layer…letting go & covering some things…keeping others.
I have made more fugly art than I can count but I’ve turned almost all of those paintings into something I’m proud of.
The act of creating alone has helped me heal and remember who the heck I am.
I contemplate the boundaries of traditional painting and encompasses the transitory and ephemeral nature of creation. My works stem from my physical, spiritual and emotional body and my life experiences that resonate and juxtapose with immanent reality.
I am drawn to ritualism that either derives from my imagination or that is based on literal, philosophical or musical content.
I describe my forms as developing from the personification of objects and the exploration of archetypes, visual symbols or energetic imprints existing in myth, ancient stories, auditory content and the unconscious mind.
These forms are primitive, elemental morphing into the natural and the human and are open to interpretation.
Drawing is my core method of expression that I use to create my forms and which then imposed and interlace in my paintings and performance. I often tend to work with the concept of repetition and sequence with the aim to create patterns, communicate moods and feelings.
The objective is to establish a sense of visual rhythm and movement while focusing on transition and transformation, continuity and change, accident and design. In my recent work, I have made a slow transition to performance, incorporating painting, body gesture and photography.
This experience has birthed numerous experimental collaborations with fellow artists from different disciplines with the aim of creating a unique experience of interdisciplinary work through improvisation.
2017 Beyond, Street Art Gallery, Melbourne
2014 Broken Image, Center On, Berlin
2013 Face, Gallery Yumeria, Tokyo
2012 SHINING REPLACE, GALLERY TARGET, Tokyo
2010 Flash, Gallery b, Tokyo
Repatriation, Naomi Horiike
2006 Naomi Horiike solo exhibition, Gallery b, Tokyo
◆Group Exhibitions and Event
2020 SAKURA, MDP GALLERY, Tokyo
2019 ART KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan
2019 KaMiNG SINGULARITY, Tokyo
2019 Il Chiodo d'Oro, Passo Maniva, Italy
2017 Hong Kong Art Week, Hong Kong
2017 No Name, Gallery Exit, Hong Kong
2016 W to W, Gallery Exit, Hong Kong
Art Falls CHAN Coll, Singapore
NBF Lingerie, Spiral Hall, Tokyo
2014 PRUDENTIAL EYE ZONE, ArtScience Museum, Singapore
2013 flowers80.1, TRAUMARIS, Tokyo
PUZZLE, Urban Spree, Berlin
2011 Culture, Art Center Ongoing, Hong Kong
Girlfriends Forever!, Tokyo Wonder Site Hongo, Tokyo
2010 JAPANESE COLORS, Gallery IHN, Korea
2008 Who's Next, MUSEUM at TAMADA PROJECTS, Tokyo
Women Without Boundaries, ART LABOR GALLERY, Shanghai
2007 Young Artist Show, NICHe Contemporary Gallery, Paris
2006 The ThirdReunited Exhibition, Berlin