Eri Honda

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Work1 Title: Lets go to Mars! Year: 2013 Materials: Cardboard, Recycled clothes, socks,buttons,trash Dimensions: H 160 W 120 D 120 Work2 Title: My Friends Year: 2014 Materials: Recycled clothes, socks,buttons,trash Dimensions: H variable W variable D variable Work3 Title: Airship, Airplane, Bicycle, Satellite, Ship fly, Puppets Year: 2015 Materials: Cardboard, Recycled clothes, socks,buttons,trash Dimensions: H variable W variable D variable Work4 Title: Year: 2015 Materials: Cardboard, Recycled clothes, socks,buttons,trash Dimensions: H variable W variable D variable Work5 Title: Fly in the Sky! Year: 2015 Materials: Cardboard, Recycled clothes, socks,buttons,trash Dimensions: H 200 W 140 D 140

Statement:

Children are my inspiration. Since childhood I have created imaginary characters in a fantasy world. Now my work is comprised of painted depictions of children, animals, and all kinds of funny creatures that appeal to the young and young-at-heart.  I make paintings, drawings, sculptures, installations, artist books, children’s books, animation and stop motion films.  All are born out of my own childhood memories and the influence of my developmentally disabled brother.

I believe that every child has the ability to unlock his/her potential to become an artistic individual. It is with this belief that I am constantly inspired to always be my best.  I work to give to children the same inspiration and determination that I feel.

When I moved to NYC, I was fascinated with how people throw away things which amazingly, I find to be very useful. I then started to use recycled materials for my installation works. Now, I want to let the whole world know that we can actually transform trash into beautiful creations.
Nowadays, people are controlled by a consumerist society that produces things that have a short life, in order to sell a lot.
People are working and over-working in order to be able to consume more, but  it is this very hyper consumption that is harming the environment as there is more and more trash accumulating  in this planet.
It would be a pleasurable feeling to see that people start to change their concept of trash after seeing my artworks.

Resume:

Born in Nagasaki, JAPAN
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

● Exhibitions
・2015 .Creative Mischief, National Academy Museum, New York, NY.
・2015 .Japanese Young Artists’ book fair/Window display, KINOKUNIYA, New York, NY
・2015 .Experiments in Self Portraiture, National Academy Museum, New York, NY.
・2014 .Creative Mischief, National Academy Museum, New York, NY.
・2014 .Printed Matter’s NY Art Book Fair, Moma PS1, Long Island City, NY
・2014 .Solo exhibition ”My Friends” at KINOKUNIYA, New York, NY.
・2013 .Creative Mischief ,National Academy Museum, New York, NY.
・2012. Mice to Monsters ,440 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
・2011. 100 Artisit Exhibition, Ouchi Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
・2010. Solo exhibition “HIKARI” ,Sunshine Studio,Tokyo, Japan
・2009. Solo exhibition “children” ,HITA riberute Gallery ,Ooita, Japan
・2008. Solo exhibition “Life in Dreaming“ 76CAFE, Tokyo, Japan
・2008. Solo exhibition “Life in Dreaming“  NALUCAFE, Tokyo, Japan
・2008. Solo exhibition “MUSIC*MUSIC“, HANJIRO Gallery, Kyoto, Japan
・2008. Solo exhibition “MUSIC*MUSIC“, HANJIRO Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
・2007.100 Young Artists,Koshin Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

●SCHOLARSHIP
2013 National Academy school Scholaship
2012 National Academy school Scholaship

Place: Brooklyn, NY

Contact: sundayericco@hotmail.com

Website: http://ericco.mods.jp