Ayako Rokkaku Demonstrates Its Original Technique and Live-Performance


Over the past two decades, the artist from Japan, Ayako Rokkaku, has continued to conquer the art market. The artist, who creates her works using her bare hands and fingers in front of the public, caught the attention of museums, collectors, and galleries around the world. Her colorful paintings, inspired by illustrations of a cartoon, made Ayako a leading figure in modern Japanese art.

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Her original technique of applying paint with the bare hands and rainbow female figures made her style immediately recognized. Rokkaku has been fond of drawing since childhood, but began to draw seriously at the age of 20. The demand for Rokkaku’s colorful works is mainly due to the artist’s approach to painting that is based on performance, the critics say. The viewers can see the artist’s work closely and interpret it in their own way. Thanks to the technique of the application of bright acrylic paints, her works have high texture and complex details.

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The artist broke her auction record twice this month: Phillips and Poly Auction House sold an unnamed 2018 painting for 454,686, dollars, which is more than five times bigger than its original estimate. And a few weeks later, Sotheby’s sold the 2016 untitled art for 614,530, dollars. This price is more than six times bigger than the previous one and became the artist’s most expensive work sold at an auction.

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