Shiori Eda is a Japanese artist born in Tokyo in 1983. She graduated from the National University of Fine Arts in Tokyo in 2010, and won numerous awards including: Kume Award (2005), Ataka Award (2006), Spring Salon Award (2008), Ohashi Award (2008), Taro Amano Award (2010). Shiori Eda was then noticed by the famous Japanese painter Kyosuke TCHINAI.
Being highly promoted by the Japanese and French media, her artworks are now well known, appreciated and collected in Japan. The pictorial compositions surf between figurative and surrealism, Shiori Eda presents each of her paintings as a stage of life, usually interpreted by a woman facing time and nature. Particularly paying reference to the status and mistreatment of women in Japanese society.
Presently Shiori Eda is living and working in France, where she has developed a more mature reflection and reveals an indomitable nature, sometimes soft, sometimes violent, but always prodigious. Her universe plunges us into the depths of sky and water through the fine bristles of her brushes.
From her reflections based on the place of a human being confronting with the world, Shiori Eda sketches scenes of miniature realities that she reconstructs with the aid of materials and figurines in wax. These dioramas simplify the narrative framework on simulated places and offer it a vision on an intimate scale that concentrates emotions. She paints an illusory world which is more authentic than the real life.