Paper art craft artist Chigiri-Eh (Collage of Finger-torn Colored Papers) by ERI HAYASHI Welcome to the World of Chigiri-Eh!!
I “paint” and “draw” with finger-torn colored papers. My fingers are the brushes. Colored papers are my medium. Out of torn-papers emerge faces, animals, flowers, and anything and everything I want. There is no rule, there is no limitation. I don’t even do rough sketches. Piece by piece, I ar-range torn papers until they form what I imagined. I can rearrange pieces as much as I want. I feel so free when I am working with papers. My imagination takes its wings and I am filled with pure joy while I create. I sincerely hope my joy of creation will bring happiness to each and every one who sees them. Thank you for coming to this show. I hope you enjoy it!!!
1973 Born in Kyoto, Japan
1993 Graduated from Osaka Design School (major in Architectual Design)
2004 First Solo Show at Me’z Cafe, Kyoto
2005 Solo Show at Dojidai (Same Generation) Gallery, Kyoto
2006 Solo Show at the Daimaru Department Store, Kyoto
Self-Published the first picture book “Happy Book” (sold out the initial 500 prints/Japanese-English bi-lingual text.). Month-long Solo Show in Tokyo, sponsored by Hanae Mori Fashion & Culture Foundation
2007 Solo Show at the Daimaru Department Store, Kyoto. Traveled to the Netherlands and met with Mr. Dick Bruna. Mr. Bruna is the artist I respect most. It was my dream come true to meet him in person. Received many words of encouragement.
2008 Solo Show at Keiten Temple, Osaka
2009 Self-Published the second bi-lingual picture book “Red Ribbon“
2009 solo show, Holland amersfoort
2009 solo show, Germany Frankfurt
2010 solo show “Galerie Knoetzmann”, Frankfurt
2007 examine special prize: Bungei publish company
2009 Tribute 21 love plate special prize: Felissimo company