Ai Hashimoto's art work is based on her narratives and rituals.
The starting point for her art work is always narratives. A story she invents herself and rituals play a strong role. It is not surprising that she has a background as an Anthropologist. She studied Anthropology at University of Leuven in Belgium, prior to Fine Arts at Royal Academy of Art in The Hague in The Netherlands.
She integrates her anthropological knowledge and interest into her artworks. Especially in her performances, the combination is evident.
Ai makes multimedia work, with which she has created a surprising and versatile oeuvre. Paintings, paper art, sculptures, installations and performances always reveal surprising forms and rituals she has devised. Like the Surrealists, she creates links between the material world and the abstract, spiritual, in which both the destruction and resilience of nature have been an important theme in recent years. She simultaneously creates a work of art consisting of an invented language of forms where ritual and art together bring a new world.
Ai lives and works in The Hague, The Netherlands.