Pen and Ink illustrator, Hitomi Kammai graduated from Musashino Art University in Tokyo before her first exhibition in Paris at Dorothy's Gallery in 2002. She has since moved to London to share her visual poetry with the capitals art enthusiasts. I met Hitomi at the Other Art Fair and am delighted to share her next body of work which will feature in Artilier's 'Connections' exhibition this week.
So Artilier is hosting their Connections exhibition just off Portobello Road this week to celebrate the launch of it’s contemporary online art gallery. Artilier has selected 20 independent contemporary artists from across London and the UK to display artworks which explore the social, natural and personal connections in the world around us.
'Connections' seeks to encourage the viewers to consider how we see the world, the places in which we live and ultimately how we see ourselves. This exhibition is the first in a series of pop up exhibitions to support Artilier.com's online platform, which makes it easy for new and young collectors to discover and buy artworks directly from leading independent artists.
Hitomi creates simple linear artworks with pen on paper which seek to engage people and encourage folk to symbolically explore the universe of the artificial. She draws inspiration from her time spent in Tokyo and finds a special kind of visual poetry in the observation of human characteristics. So take a trip to Notting Hill because prints are always better than pixels.