"INTO THE SELFVERSE"
YUIKO RÁYKA Solo Exhibition
December 22 - 28, 2021
13:00 - 20:00 (Last day until 19:00)
Artist Talk: December 22, 19:00 - 20:00
Gallery G-77 is pleased to present YUIKO RÁYKA's solo exhibition "INTO THE SELF VERSE". In this exhibition, RÁYKA will showcase a participatory installation work.
Through this piece, the viewer will experience the "Selfverse" that is generated by manipulating light with his or her own hands. The "Selfverse" is the viewer’s own world, which will be created by the viewer, with infinite possibilities.
In her works to date, RÁYKA has consistently expressed the magnificence of our individual existence and the unknown possibilities that we all have.
In this exhibition, she is focusing on our creativity. She believes that creativity is what we need the most right now, as we face the arrival of a new era. She also hopes that through this work, the viewer experiences the joy and excitement of creating with his or her own hands.
In addition, her new video works related to this installation work will be presented and sold as NFTs. Please enjoy these along with the exhibition.
Born and currently works in Tokyo, Japan.
Graduated from Kyoto Seika University, Faculty of Art, BFA in painting. Studied gold and silversmithing at the Australian National University School of Art & Design. After working as a graphic designer at a video production company in Germany, she returned to Japan and started working as an illustrator (under the name Ráyka) in 2010. Her works have been used in book covers, TV program character designs, fashion brands, hotel rooms, and stage designs.
In 2014, she shifted to becoming an artist and began creating mixed media and installation works. Since then, her works have been exhibited in art fairs such as Affordable Art Fair NYC (2015), ART KAOHSIUNG (2015, 2017), Art Stage Jakarta (2017), Art Expo Malaysia Plus (2017), Affordable Art Fair Milan (2020), and exhibitions in Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Taipei, Rome, etc.
In May 2021, her first NFT work, which she presented under the name of AURORA, won a prize at the #BigBangNFT Competition. In July, she participated in Crypto Art Week Asia, a festival of NFT art in Asia. Also, she was selected as a certified artist of nanakusa (SBINFT Market), and has taken part in a number of projects.
This exhibition will be her second show at Gallery G-77, the first being the "FIRST STEP EXHIBITION" as an invited artist in 2020.