Blending modern and classic art, as well as fictional and realistic, Claudia Ahlering’s paintings are eye-catching and compelling.

Following last year’s well-received Japanese debut “Internal Organs”, the Hamburg-based artist is back this year with another solo show entitled “Still Alive”. The concept central to this exhibit revolves around the old European painting genre, Still Life. This time, the artist features the human body in the shape of living still life, posing, pending, a subject too alive to surrender to aging and mortality, and loving life too much to submit itself to the loss of life and vitality.

A fan of the old masters as well as modern art, Ahlering describes herself as “residing in realistic art”, yet inventing things without any limits and allowing herself to be as fictional as can be.

The show runs from September 28 to November 4, and it takes place at the excellent Hiromart Gallery, which always brings interesting contemporary artists into the Tokyo art scene.

When: Sept. 28-Nov. 4, 1-7pm, closed Mondays and Tuesdays (or by appointment).

Where: Hiromart Gallery (see map)

Admission: Free

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