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Mihoko Ogaki

Born 1973 in Toyama prefecture. 

1995 Graduated Aichi Prefectural University of the Arts with a major in oil painting. 2004 Graduated from the German National Kunstakademie Dusselfdorf. 

Sculptures, installations, and drawings on the themes of “life” and “death” have been shown both in Japan and abroad. Ogaki’s works show dynamic and magnificent expressions with concepts of death and age.

The Milky Way series is created so that light shines through holes drilled in the shape of an elderly person. Dismantling a Mercedes-Benz and decorating the parts with countless beads, before the beginning - after the end is displayed in a way in which the viewer lays down as a “corpse” in a palace-type hearse once used in Japan.

In Star Tale, a series drawing innumerable dots to cover the screen, Ogaki uses her own body as a motif to reconfirm the feeling of being alive and the thought of death. 

In the exhibition, “Star Tale”, her drawing series will be comprised. KEN NAKAHASHI will also host the first solo exhibition in April 2017, displaying new works from the Milky Way series.