Picturetime - Ellen Akimoto
01. October 2020
Ellen Akimoto's work “Nachtzeit” shows a room composed of patterns and colored surfaces like a quilt. The traditional laws of space and perspective do not apply here. The dark behind the window is an absolute matt black. An introversial, haunting event unfolds on this stubborn stage. A young woman looking into the distance, mouth slightly, forearms in apprehension, the experience of understanding. The author of her revelation is the old woman sitting facing her, ghostly, silent, empathetic, visitor from another dimension. 700 years ago Giotto called the knowledge of the medieval worldview of reality into the picture. Ellen Akimoto's painting centers the perspective again on the arbitrary. Her art thus consists of a social process, of access management and self-administration. “Nighttime” is one of the iconic images of our time. Ellen Akimoto was born in Westlake Village in 1988. You have studied at the California State University, Chico, the Art Academy Mainz and as a master student of Annette Schröter at the University of Graphic and Book Art Leipzig.