MINA HAMADA   21-05-2022

Mina Hamada opens her first solo exhibition Transition.

In Mina Hamada´s series Transition, produced for LAB 36, the artist of Japanese origins continues to develop her artistic language, and presents us with a universe of colors and shapes, signaling her identity. On both circular and rectangular canvases Hamada utilizes dynamism and movement to create a dialogue of geometric games, characteristic of her work

Mina’s work, which took another dimension when it landed on the streets of Barcelona, is characterized by harmonizing the plasticity and intensity of colors and organic forms.

Transition 2. Acrylic on canvas. 146x114cm. 2022

Due to this unique dimensionality, she is at present one of the greatest representatives of international urban art. Hamada harmonizes the plasticity and intensity of colors and organic forms in her works, and through her playful balancing of the harshness of the streets, coupled with the softness, emotion, and rhythms of her works, she breaks up the brutality of the everyday landscape.

Fase lunar 1. Acrylic on wood. 90cm diameter. 2022

Hamada´s works and murals invite us into a dream world, combining the East and the West, a young spirit and a deep philosophy. The artist works through self-reflection to investigate painting using unconscious and improvisational techniques. The titles of her works, in Japanese, Spanish, and English, reflect this poetic self-analysis and refer to her own identity and the exchanges between the cultures that she embodies. 

UMI2.Acrylic on canvas.120x120cm 2021

In Transition, Hamada’s gaze illuminates multiple elements, both abstract and figurative, and creates a new land of colors, shapes, and energies. 

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About the artist

Mina Hamada, born in Louisina, USA, grew up in Tokyo, Japan, and has lived and worked in Barcelona since 2009. She studied art in Japan, where she had her first painting exhibitions and published storybooks with her drawings and illustrations. Upon his arrival in Barcelona in late 2009, he discovered urban art in a city where the movement is highly developed and began experimenting with large-scale murals. At the end of 2011, collaborations arise with the artist Zosen for the realization of large murals, these projects will make her travel around the world and participate in numerous Mural Festivals and exhibitions. Since then, Mina's work is exhibited in art galleries, institutions and public spaces throughout Europe, the United States, Latin America and Asia and is part of numerous collections.