Rakuko Naito

RN916-4'04 - 2004, Japanpapier gefaltet, Holzbox, 41 x 41 x 10 cm
RN817-3-1/4’14 - 2014, Japanpapier gefaltet, angesengte Ränder, Holzbox, 43 x 43 x 8 cm
RN617-3-1/4’14 - 2014, Japanpapier gefaltet, Holzbox, 43 x 43 x 8 cm
RN118-4'09 - 2009, Japanpapier gefaltet, Holzbox, 46 x 46 x 10 cm
RN112-4-1/2'07 - 2007, Gerollte Holzstäben, Holzbox, 30,5 x 30,5 x 11,5 cm
RN916-4'04 - 2004, Japanese paper, folded, wooden box, 41 x 41 x 10 cm
RN817-3-1/4’14 - 2014, Japanese paper, folded, scorched edges, wooden box, 43 x 43 x 8 cm
RN617-3-1/4’14 - 2014, Japanese paper, folded, wooden box, 43 x 43 x 8 cm
RN118-4'09 - 2009, Japanese paper, folded, wooden box, 46 x 46 x 10 cm
RN112-4-1/2'07 - 2007, rolled wooden sticks, wooden box, 30,5 x 30,5 x 11,5 cm
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Rakuko Naito was born in Tokyo, Japan. She lives and works in New York City, NY, USA.

Rakuko Naito focuses on the properties of paper, whether rolled, folded, crumpled, torn, layered or slightly singed. The forms, edges and texture of the paper itself are elements of her artistic work, which she shapes into its final form with her unique vision and sense of order. She uses the finest papers of various origins in her creations and presents them in neutral, white boxes. Her most recent large-scale work shows the complex layering of tiny, folded pieces of paper with gently burnt edges.

„Ich stelle mir die Künstlerin bei der Produktion vor: es muss ein hochkonzentrierter Schöpfungsprozess sein, wenn Rakuko Naito ihre Materialien – meist zartes Kozo Washi, Japanpapier, aber auch gerollte indische Baumwollbällchen und feine Holzspäne – kleinteiligst rollt, faltet, knittert oder reißt, um dann diese als serielle Elemente in ein kleinteiliges Ganzes durch Kleben, Knüpfen, Flechten zusammenzufügen.“
Elisabeth Claus, Neuer Kunstverein Aschaffenburg, 2007

pdf biography print version (217,45 KB)

pdf exhibition brochure "Papierwelten 3.0" - 2019 (636,31 KB)

pdf exhibition brochure "WORKS ON & WITH PAPER" - 2015 (675,89 KB)

pdf exhibition brochure "Papierwelten II" - "World of Paper II" - 2013 (558,70 KB)