Exhibition Info

Jul 14 - Aug 9, 2011
10123 121 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5N 3W9

Thurs-Fri | 12pm – 6pm
Sat | 12pm – 5pm

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Artist Statement:

Studying how the brain works and the philosophy of ‘mind and body’ are very interesting to me. Of course, it is not my aim to explain my works through neurology or philosophical words. I am eager to express our society and contemporary human beingness. My thinking (both approval and disapproval) regarding insights in various fields evokes the first images I have when creating a work of art.

On the other hand, in the realm of art it is possible to express things that are beyond words, especially in a visual or a haptic way, I believe. That is why I respect the ineffable sensitivity that exists in the back of my thinking in the creation process. It may be my subjective consciousness of experiences or proto-conscious. Perhaps such an approach is a sign that the influence of an ancient Japanese animistic worldview remains in my inner depth.

My works are made through such a sense of appreciation that rationality and irrationality both exist in conditions of chaos. I believe that if artists could express the essence of human beings who live now synchronously, their works could resonate with the people, especially with their wishes, experiences and imagination.

Artist’s Talk & Opening Reception: Jul. 14 at 6:00 pm (in Japanese) & Jul. 14 at 6:30 pm (in English).

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