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artgallery MAIKA KOBAYASHIの作品集



Iris Who Ate the Rainbow

JPY ¥1,200,000 (+tax & shipping fee)

【Size】W 28.66in x H 40.55in x D 1.18in

【Medium】Painting (Acrylic art)

【Edition】Original Artwork


【Sign】Artists’ signature on the back of the artwork




「虹を食べたアイリス」と題されたこの絵画は、MAIKA KOBAYASHIによる深遠な物語と視覚的寓話を描いた作品です。画家は、虹の女神イーリスをモチーフに、彼女が虹を食べて世界から色彩を奪い、結果として暗い部屋に閉じ込められ、色を取り戻そうとする群衆に叩かれる悲劇的な運命を描いています。しかしながら、実際の画面には、見る者の視線を真っ直ぐ捉える赤いドレスを着た少女が描かれており、彼女の上半分には虹が、下には深い闇が広がっています。



「虹を食べたアイリス」は、MAIKA KOBAYASHIの芸術世界における固定観念からの解放と、過去と現在、神話と現実の間の独創的な橋渡しを象徴しています。深い闇の中でさえ、色彩の回復と内面の変化によって光を見出すことができるという、彼女の信念が表現されているのです。

This painting, titled “Iris Who Ate the Rainbow,” unveils a narrative deeply rooted in the imaginative realm of MAIKA KOBAYASHI, presenting a poignant exploration of consequence and redemption. The story of a girl who consumes the rainbow, thereby stripping the world of its colors and subsequently facing the wrath of a crowd coming to reclaim the stolen hues, sets the stage for a powerful visual allegory. However, the visual representation focuses on a girl in a red dress, gazing directly at the viewer, with a rainbow arching overhead and profound darkness depicted below her. This stark contrast between light and shadow serves to emphasize the thematic underpinnings of the artwork.

Iris, in Greek mythology, is the goddess of the rainbow, a messenger linking the gods to humanity. KOBAYASHI reimagines Iris not just as a mythological figure but as a symbol of willful strength emerging from darkness, challenging traditional narratives and inviting viewers to reconsider the impact of their actions. Initially depicted in a pale pink dress, the artist’s decision to overlay this with a red dress signifies a transformation, suggesting the complexity and depth of emotions that accompany the act of taking and the subsequent quest for forgiveness.

Through this piece, KOBAYASHI continues her exploration of “Liberation from Fixed Notions,” inviting onlookers to engage with themes of guilt, isolation, and the eventual pursuit of atonement. The use of color, from the vibrant rainbow to the enveloping darkness and the striking red dress, creates a visual dichotomy that reflects the internal struggle of the protagonist. This work stands as a testament to KOBAYASHI’s ability to weave contemporary issues into classical mythological contexts, offering a unique perspective on the timeless human condition. The painting not only serves as a visual feast but also as a catalyst for introspection, urging viewers to contemplate the ramifications of their choices and the possibility of redemption.