artists

Ai Yamaguchi

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Ai Yamaguchi (Japanese, b.1977) is an artist who utilizes an unique combination of delicately drawn lines and celluloid, picture-like expression to vividly portray the lives of girls in their youth. Her works conjure up a sense of curiosity and amazement within the viewer, due to the depiction of girls from multiple angles, in a wide variety of poses. As a result, they powerfully embody the sensuality typical of the Edo period, combined with a peculiar brand of eroticism unique to the artist’s hand. Yamaguchi also freely makes use of kana and kanji words that personally capture her thoughts and ideas well, ancient Japanese vocabulary or self-coined words in titling her works. Enjoy her works showcased in various galleries, also on her website.