Naho Ishii has changed.
It is the impression I got when I first met her. She still looks like a girl and you couldn't imagine it from her naive expression, but the worldview appearing in her futuristic town has quickly captured many people in the arts scene.
It was seven years ago that Naho Ishii started drawing with cityscapes as a motif. After the exhibition in GEISAI, she not only participated in artistic activities but also represented a group of about 50 painters and planned 10 exhibitions as well as organized over 30 events at Takashi Murakami's Gallery "Hidarizingaro".
Naho Ishii herself also exhibited works among various members such as Hiroshi Sugimoto, Team Lab, Mariko Mori, Osuga Oga and Ryuichi Sakamoto at the 2011 Dojima River Biennale , and at the opening of the Aomori Prefectural Museum of Art in 2012 .Furthermore , her talent and competence, which allowed her to be selected to the VOCA exhibition of the Ueno Royal Museum, had flowered early.
Currently, she is working on a series that combines photography and drawing, and a lot of art fans' eyes can't get enough of her. Her momentum continues even now and spreads around her charm as an artist clearly different from her personal appearance.
Naho Ishii has not reached her ceiling yet and in the future the value of her works may rise even more, so it's better to hold on to her works if you can get a hold of them. Since she's receiving enthusiastic support, market prices are set to increase in the future.