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Etsu Egami's 'Lifeline' at Opera Gallery Geneva: Exploring Miscommunication and the Essence of Human Connection

The Opera Gallery Geneva proudly presents the third edition of its Invited Artists Series, spotlighting the remarkable talents of Japanese artist Etsu Egami. This unique initiative, which allows artists to curate their own exhibitions, features Egami's "Lifeline," an exhibition that includes eleven of her recent works, each offering an exclusive insight into her distinctive artistic vision.

Etsu Egami_Opera Gallery Geneva

Life line — Can you hear the fetal movements?,  2024, Oil on canvas

 137 x 199,5 cm | 53.9 x 78.5 in

Her piece, "Life line — Can you hear the fetal movements?", completed in 2024, is an oil on canvas measuring 137 x 199.5 cm. This artwork, like much of her collection, welcomes the audience into a realm of enigmatic interpretations. Egami's art transcends simple categorizations, challenging viewers to find personal meanings within her expansive and expressive brushstrokes.

Egami’s journey across Asia, the United States, and Europe has exposed her to diverse linguistic barriers, deeply influencing her exploration of miscommunication through her art. She believes that language transcends mere words, often communicated more through feelings than explicit statements. This belief is vividly portrayed in her works, which delve into the nuances of mishearing and translation challenges, capturing the fleeting essence of spoken language.

Exploring Egami's work is akin to embarking on a voyage into the depths of human perception and communication. Her pieces reflect her personal experiences with cultural diversity, using bold, vibrant brushstrokes that symbolize the lifelines that both unite and separate. Egami's art invites viewers to ponder the complexities of human connections, echoing the central theme of her "Lifeline" exhibition.

RAINBOW, 2023, Oil on canvas, 116 x 92 cm | 45.7 x 36.2 in

Etsu Egami_Opera Gallery Geneva

Lady Godiva, 2024 , Oil on canvas, 91,5 x 115 cm | 36 x 45.3 in

Jordan Lahmi, Director of Opera Gallery Geneva, invites all to experience the profound connection and reflection prompted by Egami’s artworks, now on display.

Egami’s exploration into the philosophical underpinnings of life and communication is further emphasized through her other works, such as "RAINBOW" and "Lady Godiva," revealing a compelling dialogue between Western and Eastern artistic traditions. Through Egami’s eyes, visitors are encouraged to contemplate the dual nature of life and death, the flow of information, and the universal quest for understanding across cultures and languages.

Etsu Egami_Opera Gallery Geneva

Etsu Egami_Opera Gallery Geneva


Estu Egami, 'Lifeline'

Date: 31 May - 21 June 2024

Location: OPERA GALLERY GENEVA (Place de Longemalle 10-12 , 1204 Geneva)

Opening Hours: Mon - Sat : 10 am - 7 pm

Photos by Opera Gallery


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