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Iris Issen

Born: 1994

Hometown: London

Based in: Tokyo

Iris Issen is an independent abstract artist who was born in Tokyo, Japan and raised up in London, UK. Having grown up under the influence of both Oriental and Western aesthetic philosophies, her paintings appreciate the spirit of wabi-sabi and oriental cosmogony while paying homage to the modern interpretation of space, geometry and emotions through her monochromatic use of 4 tones that originate from the Han-Yi cosmic dual forces and the five elements. By using natural pigments handmade by herself, her works also speak the connection between nature and human beings.


More About Iris Issen

Question IconWhat inspires you?

petals, nature, the body

Question IconWhat are 3 words that best describe your work?

serenity, intimacy, emotional

Question IconWhere do you go for inspiration?

the country




United Kingdom, 2021


98th Hakujitsu Fine Art Exhibition

Japan, 2022

97th Hakujitsu Fine Art Exhibition

Japan, 2021

Shibuya Awards

Japan, 2021


Japan, 2020