EXHIBITION FROM FEBRUARY 17th TO APRIL 30th 2021
GALERIE 5 OCTOBRE, 31 RUE DE SEINE - PARIS
Rieko Koga is a Japanese visual artist who has been living in Paris since 2004.
After finishing her studies in fashion in Tokyo and then in Paris, she turned to the Arts. She expresses her universe with threads and needles. Embroidering by thread of her inspiration, Rieko improvises, creating works directly on the cloth, without preparation, allowing herself be freely guided by the movement of her hands.
For Rieko, the act of sewing is a prayer, and she believes in the magical powers of her stitches. Her works are imbued with wishes buried inside the seams, wishes for everyone.
In her exhibition From Me to You at 5 Octobre Gallery, Rieko prays for people to be safe from the anxiety caused by the health crisis we are going through right now. Her works are intended to reassure the public with comforting thoughts in a secret language. It is a universal message woven between her and the public, between visitors and those they care about.