Saya Irie入江早耶

Born in 1983 in Okayama, Irie completed Hiroshima City University’s pre-doctoral art studies course in 2009, and is currently based in Hiroshima. Her work was honoured in the 2009 Taro Okamoto Award for Contemporary Art, and she was the recipient of the sixth Shiseido “Art Egg” award in 2012. Irie’s technique is to rub out a two-dimensional image with an eraser, and then use the eraser residue to recreate the same image in three dimensions. In one work, an image of the goddess Guanyin has been erased from a scroll only to be re-embodied in three dimensions, hovering in space. In another, a portrait on a banknote has been recreated as a bust placed on the bank note. By taking icons that have attained “currency” through their ubiquity, erasing them, and then recreating them as three dimensional sculptures in the same realm as the viewer, Irie’s works ask humorously modern questions about the way we interact with these images.

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WORKS

Title
Green-faced Kongō 'Corona' Dust
Year
2020
Material
Medicine box, medicine bag, eraser dust
Size
40 x 25 x 21 cm
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Title
Disney Dust (Sleeping Beauty)
Year
2020
Material
Picture book, eraser dust
Size
Dimension variable
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Title
Disney Dust (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs)
Year
2020
Material
Picture book, eraser dust
Size
Dimension variable
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Title
Disney Dust (Peter Pan)
Year
2020
Material
Picture book, eraser dust
Size
Dimension variable
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Title
Ballet Dust
Year
2013
Material
Photograph, eraser dust
Size
Photograph: 20.5 x 14.6 cm / figure: 3.2 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm
Title
Jin Rong Dust
Year
2013
Material
Postcard, eraser dust
Size
Postcard: 15.0 x 10.5 cm figure: 4.1 x 2.8 x 3.0 cm
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Title
Nevermore Dust
Year
2013
Material
Newspaper, eraser dustpostcard, eraser dust
Size
Newspaper: 29.8 x 58.0 cm / figure: 1.4 x 8.7 x 3.3 cm
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Title
Drawing - Dust
Year
2013
Material
Photograph, eraser dust
Size
25.2 x 20.3 cm each
Title
Chuokoron Dust
Year
2014
Material
Book, eraser dust
Size
figure: 2 x 1.8 x 2.2 cm, book: 15 x 10.5 x 1.2 cm
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EXHIBITIONS

Tokyo

Kenji Sugiyama, Mitsukuni Takimoto, Saya Irie, SHIMURAbros, Szelit Cheung, Ni Youyu, Wu Qiang, Yao Peng, Yun Yongye, Gregory Halili, Shahpour Pouyan  SUSHI - A World in a Grain of Sand

2021/7/24–9/4

Tokyo

Saya Irie, Fatima Haider, Kim Yisu Group Show

2016/11/19–12/28

NEWS

Art Collaboration Kyoto

Dates: November 5 (fri) – 7 (sun), 2021
Location: Kyoto International Conference Center Event Hall (Kyoto, Japan)
Artist: Showichi Kaneda, Saya Irie, Pang Fei, Zhai Yi

Irie Saya

『大悪祭 HAPPY AKUMA FESTIVAL』
Period:21.01.16 (sat) - 21.01.21 (thu)
Hours:13:00-18:00
Location:Hiroshima Geijutsu Center