International Artist Rabarama Tied to Her Sculpture by Shibari Master Hikari Kesho

Rabarama and Hikari Kesho in an astounding artistic collaboration, merging the ancient technique of Shibari to the Art of Contemporary Sculpture. Official preview of the video-trailer about the event, on (November, 13). Both Rabarama and Hikari Kesho are represented by Vecchiato Arte ( )

Padua, Italy, November 14, 2013 --( The two internationally renowned artists Rabarama ( and Hikari Kesho ( continue their artistic collaboration in an astounding performance and photo depicting Rabarama tied to her sculpture “In-cinta” according to the shibari technique by Hikari Kesho.

The two want to explore the boundaries between different for of artistic expression, always keeping in mind the “beauty” of the final result.

Rabarama is considered an all-round artist by her critics and most demanding collectors, thanks to the steady flow of official recognition and awards she has received on the national and international art scene.

Her production is quite eclectic and varied and includes terracotta sculptures, painted bronze, pieces in marble and glass, oil paintings, resin inclusions, artistic gold jewels, recent rubber monotypes and graphic work.

In the past few years a large number of exhibitions have been organized and she has enjoyed international acclaim: Beijing, Shangai, Caracas, Holland, Belgium, Mexico City, Paris (an event in which wonderful monumental sculptures are exposed in Paris’s most beautiful squares such as Place de la Sorbonne and Place du Panthéon), Miami, Saint Tropez, Florence.

Rabarama’s artistic value is confirmed by her extraordinary participation to the last Biennale of Venice, the 54th International Art Exhibition, where she was chosen as artist for the Italian Pavilion and in 2013 by the collaboration with Cirque du Soleil.

Hikari Kesho has developed a unique style for photographing female bodies, making personal researches on the theme of body expression. He uses often black and white with gothic contaminations and connects uniquely to the world of fetish fantasies.

Hikari Kesho artworks have been published in many books and magazines (Goliath books, Playboy, Blue magazine) and in 2012 he was selected (the only italian photographer) for "The Art of Contemporary Shibari", a multi-media exhibit including still photography, video, and live performance art by Photographers, Riggers and Models for the Fotofest 2012 Biennial, the first international Biennial of Photography and Photo-related Art in the United States. Hikari Kesho's photo "Observing the Stillness of Brenta River" was chosen to be the official poster of the Biennial.

In 2013 Hikari Kesho signed with Vecchiato Art Galleries for his promotion in the circuit of contemporary art.

In 2013 Hikari Kesho was selected (the only italian artist and in a selection of only five international artists) for Biennale Vught (The Netherlands).
Vecchiato Art Galleries
Andrea Furlan