EFA STUDIO PROGRAM: Member Artists

Tamiko Kawata 

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Through my artwork, I am searching for another vision and another way of thinking for my life in the expressive space between installation works, sculptures and wall works. I compose overlooked indigenous objects from our daily life as my media.  My choice of materials and interpretation are influenced by the differences that I experience between life in America and in Japan, where I grew up. I often use repetition and aim to create energy, chaos, within quiet stillness.

Bauhaus and Dadaism – these philosophies were perfect to affect the wounded youth in post-World War II Japan and I was not an exception. I grew up learning from and observing them in my formative years in Japan. My sculptural education was academic but these philosophies became a solid core for my way of thinking and for my art-making.

My works are my visual diaries of adapted American life.