Saya Irie
Born in 1983 in Okayama, Irie completed Hiroshima City University’s pre-doctoral art studies course in 2009, and is currently based in Hiroshima. Her work was honoured in the 2009 Taro Okamoto Award for Contemporary Art, and she was the recipient of the sixth Shiseido “Art Egg” award in 2012. Saya Irie is an artist who creates a work focusing on the new found value in everyday goods and images, by exploring various meanings and essence through the roots of the material and characteristics, the feeling that has been put in design (pattern).
Irie’s technique is to rub out a two-dimensional image with an eraser, and then use the eraser residue to recreate the same image in three dimensions. Her works ask humorously modern questions about the way we interact with these images.

□Hexaproject produced & curated exhibition
“Every popular thing is beautiful” ICN (London),2013
“Hyper Japaneseque” Esplanade, Singapore, 2016