"My method of making work is most often a combination of several different materials in one piece. In doing so, I can create wondering movements in the viewer’s eyes, but also layers of emotional and intellectual reactions. In this way, I hope to pass my conscious vibrations to the viewers."
"My method of making work is most often a combination of several different materials in one piece. In doing so, I can create wondering movements in the viewer’s eyes, but also layers of emotional and intellectual reactions. In this way, I hope to pass my conscious vibrations to the viewers.
Black and gold are my main colours and are inspired from old Japanese Temples. These colours are useful tools to express sacred existence. Currently, I am introducing more and more colors in my work in order to achieve harmony like in many religious temples and in nature.
My work is intended to be a prayer’s gate; I use the colours, flowers, light reflections, bell sounds, tube shapes etc, which are essential ingredients for major spiritual practices. Meanwhile, repetition of a subject brings human sensory perception into a transitory field like a mantra and images of architectural tiling. I create this field using multiples in Printmaking with wire sculpture. Contemporary arts have avoided spiritual issues, but the increasing popularity of Yoga and meditation practices reconsider these issues. Quantum Physics Theory is helpful to understanding the invisible world. Undoubtedly, we are living in challenging times now. What can I do in this era as an artist? My consciousness is repeatedly asking this question."
Emiko Aida is a painter, printmaker and mixed media artist born in Tokyo and currently lives in London. She graduated with an MA from Tokyo University of Arts and the Royal College of Art, London. She is a member of the Royal Society of Painters and Printmakers, London. Her works are exhibited in many private, public and corporate collections including the New York Public Library, Guangdong Museum of Art, China, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, Fitzwilliam Museum and the British Museum, UK and HM The Queen, and has been exhibited in Sydney Art Fair, Venice Biennale and London Art Biennale. Her works are also featured in a book, “Printmakers Today” published by Schiffer Publishing (USA).
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