Rieko Woodford-Robinson

The very old and much loved soft toys depicted in Rieko’s portraits seem to be a little reluctant to reveal their stories, where as her anthropomorphic animals are placed in sceneries that seem to be taken from almost forgotten childhood tales.Her paintings give people a tiny window into the lives of the characters. Her work is influenced by pop surrealism and the Old Masters of the 17th century.

Rieko was born in Japan and moved to New Zealand in 1999 where she began exploring her artistic side. Now she lives and works as an artist and illustrator in Wellington.

Rieko’s website.

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