Kei Imazu



Born in 1980, lives and works in Bandung, Indonesia.

Kei Imazu creates an ambiguous imaginary world that hovers between past and present by painting, without the use of digital printing, a juxtaposed assemblage of ancient or baroque artistic fragments and images gleaned on the Internet. Some of these composed landscapes seem to be melting, others to be collapsing, or breaking up the source images. Her painting offers a kind of esoteric reading of the world and the human condition in all its complexity: a cryptic language without a stable truth.

Her work has been exhibited at the Museum Haus Kasuya (Kanagawa) and in various group shows, including the Aichi Triennale (Nagoya), Mori Art Museum (Tokyo) in 2019, the Minneapolis Museum of Art in 2017, and the ArtScience Museum (Singapore) in 2015.


ROH Projects (Jakarta)

Photo: courtesy Kei Imazu

Nude Colors, 2014
Oil on canvas
63.8 x 89.4 / 162 x 227 cm
Courtesy Yamamoto Gendai (Tokyo)
We Have Decided Not to Die, 2016
Oil on canvas
35.8 x 25.6 / 91 x 65 cm
Courtesy Yamamoto Gendai (Tokyo)
Journey of PUMA, 2016
Oil on canvas
76.4 x 76.4 / 194 x 194 cm
Courtesy Yamamoto Gendai (Tokyo)
Long Term Memory, 2019
Oil on canvas & Led
196.9 x 393.7 / 500 x 1000 cm
Vue d’installation “Roppongi Crossing 2019: Connexions”
Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, 2019
Courtesy Mori Art Museum (Tokyo)