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AYA TOSHIKAWA Art

Japanese, b. 1979

Aya Toshikawa, the artistic luminary known by the alias Lady Kawai, orchestrates a captivating dance between the boundless dynamism of animation and the nuanced realm of fine arts. Her medium of choice is the oil canvas, a surface where her hand-drawn techniques weave a tapestry that blurs the boundaries between movement and stillness. Born in the vibrant city of Kobe, Toshikawa embarked on her creative odyssey within the enchanting realms of toys and games, eventually metamorphosing from a visionary animator into a distinguished fine artist. With roots deeply entrenched in the aesthetic language of manga, Toshikawa's oil paintings serve as explorations into realms that traverse the provocative. Within her compositions, one encounters an assembly of characters: baby-faced and alluring young girls, each a testament to her adeptness at distilling the quintessence of manga aesthetics. This unique blend has not only garnered acclaim within Japan but has reverberated across international borders, painting her as a luminary on the global art stage. The global diaspora of Toshikawa's exhibitions spans from the romantic streets of Paris to the bustling metropolises of Seoul. In each showcase, she unfurls the stylistic banner of manga with its hallmark features — prominent eyes and hair cascading like a waterfall. Toshikawa's characters, adorned in minimalist attire, extend a beguiling invitation to the audience, beckoning them into a whimsical domain where allure and innocence coalesce seamlessly. From the rudimentary strokes of basic animations to the intricacies of oil paintings, Toshikawa's artistic evolution is an ever-unfolding narrative. Her canvases, whether portraying the guileless facade of innocence or the seductive allure of womanhood, retain the essence of manga. It is a testament to her ability to transcend mediums, ensuring that her originality transcends the borders between animation and fine arts.

Toshikawa's artistic footprint extends far beyond the archipelago of Japan, with exhibitions that resonate in cultural capitals such as Paris, London, Hong Kong, and Seoul. Her distinct style has become an indomitable force within the global tapestry of manga, a form of Japanese comics cherished worldwide. Each stroke of her brush, each meticulously crafted character, contributes to the legacy of manga, and, in turn, to the indelible mark she has left on both the animated and painted worlds.

In seamlessly integrating the vivacity of animation into the refined precincts of fine arts, Toshikawa not only showcases her technical prowess but also reveals a boundless creative spirit. What began as simple animations burgeoned into intricate oil paintings, a transformation that retains the inherent simplicity of manga. Toshikawa, with an unwavering trust in the viewer's imagination, metamorphoses her characters into vessels of innocence or embodiments of seduction. Her distinctiveness, marked by an ethereal quality, persists as a resounding echo in both animation and painting, a testament to the enduring legacy of Aya Toshikawa in shaping the landscapes of these twin creative realms.

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Artist: AYA TOSHIKAWA
Arika5 : Verdant Temptation in Kawaii Whispers
By Aya Toshikawa
Located in PARIS, FR
2009, Unique Artwork Oil on canvas 19 7/10 × 19 7/10 × 2 in - 50 × 50 × 5 cm The artwork is signed by the Artist on recto of the canvas & stamped with the logo of the Artist's Studio...
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2010s Contemporary AYA TOSHIKAWA Art

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Oil

Sensual Dolls in Cubic Harmony : Azure Temptations
By Aya Toshikawa
Located in PARIS, FR
2011, Unique Artwork Oil on Canvas 19 7/10 × 19 7/10 × 19 7/10 in - 50 × 50 × 50 cm The artwork is signed by the Artist on canvas The artwork come accompanied with a formal Certifica...
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2010s Contemporary AYA TOSHIKAWA Art

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Oil

Mizuiro7 : Blu Kawaii Reverie with Love, Peace and Whimsical Skulls
By Aya Toshikawa
Located in PARIS, FR
2010, Unique Artwork Oil on Canvas 44 1/10 × 47 1/5 in - 112 × 120 cm The artwork is signed by the Artist on recto of the canvas & stamped with the logo of the Studio of the Artist o...
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2010s Contemporary AYA TOSHIKAWA Art

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Oil

Arika1 : Enchanting Green Whispers and Kawaii Temptation
By Aya Toshikawa
Located in PARIS, FR
2009, Unique Artwork Oil on Canvas 55 1/10 × 42 1/10 in - 140 × 107 cm The artwork is signed by the Artist on recto of the canvas & stamped with the logo of the Studio of the Artist ...
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2010s Contemporary AYA TOSHIKAWA Art

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Oil

Asuka1 : Ethereal Allure on a Whispering Green Canvas
By Aya Toshikawa
Located in PARIS, FR
2009, Unique Artwork Oil on Canvas 51 1/5 × 38 1/5 in - 130 × 97 cm The artwork is signed by the Artist on recto of the canvas & stamped with the logo of the Studio of the Artist on ...
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2010s Contemporary AYA TOSHIKAWA Art

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Oil

Sonico and Melona : Blooming Temptations on a Kawaii Green mood
By Aya Toshikawa
Located in PARIS, FR
2011, Unique Artwork Oil on Canvas 45 7/10 × 43 3/10 in - 116 × 110 cm Unique Artwork The artwork is signed by the Artist on recto of the canvas & stamped with the logo of the Studio...
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2010s Contemporary AYA TOSHIKAWA Art

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Oil

Miyu4 : Kawaii Pink Whimsy and Reverie
By Aya Toshikawa
Located in PARIS, FR
2010, Unique Artwork Oil on Canvas 45 7/10 × 43 3/10 in - 116 × 110 cm The artwork is signed by the Artist on recto of the canvas & stamped with the logo of the Studio of the Artist ...
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2010s Contemporary AYA TOSHIKAWA Art

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Oil

Kanako1 : Crimson Temptation in Kawaii Elegance
By Aya Toshikawa
Located in PARIS, FR
2009, Unique Artwork Oil on Canvas 51 1/5 × 41 7/10 in - 130 × 106 cm The artwork is signed by the Artist on recto of the canvas & stamped with the logo of the Studio of the Artist o...
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2010s Contemporary AYA TOSHIKAWA Art

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Oil

Yumi 1 : Violet Whispers of Kawaii Temptation
By Aya Toshikawa
Located in PARIS, FR
2009, Unique Artwork Oil on Canvas 47 1/5 × 47 1/5 in - 120 × 120 cm The artwork is signed by the Artist on recto of the canvas & stamped with the logo of the Studio of the Artist on...
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2010s Contemporary AYA TOSHIKAWA Art

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Oil

Miyuki5 : Misty Purple Whispers and Kawaii Temptation
By Aya Toshikawa
Located in PARIS, FR
2010, Unique Artwork Oil on Canvas 23 3/5 × 23 3/5 in - 60 × 60 cm The artwork is signed by the Artist on recto of the canvas & stamped with the logo of the Studio of the Artist on v...
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2010s Contemporary AYA TOSHIKAWA Art

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Oil

Aruhi3 : Verdant Clouds, Kawaii Whispers
By Aya Toshikawa
Located in PARIS, FR
2009, Unique Artwork Oil on Canvas 39 2/5 × 41 3/10 in - 100 × 105 cm The artwork is signed by the Artist on recto of the canvas & stamped with the logo of the Studio of the Artist o...
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2010s Contemporary AYA TOSHIKAWA Art

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Oil

Yumi 2 : Chiseled Allure and Graceful Pose
By Aya Toshikawa
Located in PARIS, FR
2015, Edition of 8 White Marble Carved 51 1/5 × 21 7/10 × 21 7/10 in - 130 × 55 × 55 cm The artwork is dated, signed and numbered base of the sculpture ..../8 The artwork come accomp...
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2010s Contemporary AYA TOSHIKAWA Art

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Marble

Shuya 5 : Ethereal Temptations and Sculpted Desires
By Aya Toshikawa
Located in PARIS, FR
2015, Edition of 8 White Marble Carved 51 1/5 × 21 7/10 × 21 7/10 in - 130 × 55 × 55 cm The artwork is dated, signed and numbered base of the sculpture ..../8 The artwork come accomp...
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2010s Contemporary AYA TOSHIKAWA Art

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Marble

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