Using these transient mediums I am contemplating the ontological notion of “east” as in the East of Eden, where human condition can be described as somewhat disinherited and displaced, and yet at the same time carry the memory of its origin.
I am exploring the perceptions of demarcations as well as the similitude found in between the West and the East, which is often perceived as a polemical position. And yet once you refer to the above notion of the “east” this polarity seems to become more fluid. For me, as a Japanese artist living and working in UK, the idea of tracing the deciduousness of demarcation is not only theoretical but also personal.
A similitude in the Eastern landscapes
250 x 450 x 1100 mm
fire, acid, water on paper, perspex light box