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Chiho Iwase

Artist Biography

Chiho Iwase was born in Japan, currently lives and works in London.

​She studied Fine Art/Sculpture at Chelsea College of Art & Design (University of the Arts London) after she had training in drawing and painting in Japan.

Iwase’s work covers painting, drawing, illustration, sculpture, and installation. Her sculptures contain the quality of monstrosity and cuteness, which refers to her inner conflict and immaturity hidden in adulthood. She began to concentrate on life drawing as a result of her interest in observing a human body and its surroundings. Her practice developed to playful illustrations and paintings showing her thoughts influenced by animism. She recently focuses on egg tempera painting and pencil drawing. Her works portray anthropomorphized natural spirits and visualize the voice of nature. 


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