Rieko Woodford- Robinson is best known for her detailed portraits of anthropomorphic creatures, usually animals or well-loved toys. A self-taught artist and illustrator, she was born in Japan and has lived in Wellington since 1999. Her first exhibition was held in 2010, followed by several solo shows and group exhibitions in Wellington and Auckland. Every one of her solo shows has sold out.
Rieko’s work is influenced by Pop Surrealism and the Old Masters. Aesthetic elements of Japanese pop culture such as kawaii (cute) also appear in her paintings, finely balanced with melancholy and knowing humour. Rieko’s subjects seem to be a little reluctant to reveal their stories, and often inhabit fairytale settings that evoke childhood fables. Her paintings provide a small but intriguing window into the lives of her characters.
Rieko Woodford-Robinson paints detailed portraits of anthropomorphic creatures, executed with exquisite detail and endearing personality.
Rieko Woodford-Robinson Artworks Available At Black Door Gallery
We are currently sold out of works by Rieko Woodford-Robinson. New works will be available as part of the upcoming solo exhibition below.
Upcoming Solo Exhibition- 2022
Rieko Woodford-Robinson will be presenting a solo exhibition of original paintings at Black Door Gallery in October, 2022. To be updated on this exhibition please direct your details to firstname.lastname@example.org