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AIDA Makoto

会田 誠 プロフィール写真

Credit: Courtesy of Mizuma Art Gallery


Born in 1965 in Niigata, Japan. He earned his BFA and MFA in Oil Painting from Tokyo University of the Arts, graduating in 1991. His prolific practice freely traverses historical and societal boundaries, the contemporary and the pre-modern, east and west, addressing thematic concerns such as the beauty of young girls, war propaganda paintings and Japan’s ‘salaryman’ culture. His distinctive style featuring elements of bizarre contrast or scathing critique has earned him a sizable following amongst people of all ages.


Recent publication includes novel “GEISAI” (Bungeishunju Ltd., 2020) and essay “Sex and Art” (Gentosha Inc., 2022). He has shown work in a vast number of exhibitions world wide, recent major shows including “Monument for Nothing” (Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan, 2012-13), “The Non-Thinker” (Château des ducs de Bretagne, Nantes, France, 2014), “GROUND NO PLAN” (Aoyama Crystal Building, Tokyo, Japan, 2018) and “I can't stop the patriotism” (Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2021).

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