“Anekawa’s works demonstrate a curious combination of the ability to immerse the viewer into her wonder-world,
but also render them as mere objective perceivers at the same time. The visual tension within her works lends her images a distinctive power.”
“Her compositional perfection shows she is working in the Nihon-ga tradition,
yet her attempt at abstraction also show her attempt of violently breaking away from preconceived notions of art. Anekawa wishes to explore the combination of tradition and the rejection of tradition in her future works as well.”
About the Artist
Mieko Anekawa studied Graphic communication design in Kyoto, Japan. She moved to New York in 2004 and has become involved in various art and design fields. Her art has been in galleries in Chelsea, Tribeca, the Meatpacking District, Queens, and Brooklyn, and she has had international exhibitions in Canada, Amsterdam, Belgium, UK, Osaka, and Tokyo. Mieko’s art has been reviewed as “contemporary, surrealism style that has somewhat of a pop art sense, a bold abstracted graphic quality.” Mieko resides in Astoria and paints for work and pleasure. Her artwork combines a number of influences, including fashion, nature, female expression, Japanese culture and NYC life.