January – March 2023
Akane Kimbara was born in Shizuoka, Japan in 1971. She studied Fine Arts at Tama Art University, Tokyo and holds a Masters degree from the Art University, Hamburg. She lives and works in Berlin. Since 2006 she participated in numerous national and international group and solo exhibitions. Kimbara won the Joseph Fassbender – drawing price, Brühl, 2015, received grants from the Stiftung Kunstfonds Bonn and others, and attended multiple international residencies.
Kimbaras reduced works show her extraordinary artistic language. The artist merges small, concrete motifs with fantastic elements. This results in surreal miniature narratives that need no further elaboration or context. These motifs are located nowhere, no linear story is told, no reality is copied.In this way, they can trigger an unconscious recognition or spontaneous associations in the viewer.