Reiko Aoyagi

Reiko Aoyagi

Artist

I am interested in exploring how people who are culturally and individually different, can communicate with each other in our complex contemporary life. In search for a potential dialogue, I transform spaces or places to create a new fluid space filled with the fundamental elemental energies of air, fire, earth and water. I have been using both natural and artificial light as a main material in my work because all life is supported by light, it is our life force and I use it signify primary energy. I have also in a sense, used architectural spaces and the environment as 'materials' with cultural reference. These I regard as 'living materials' which often indicate directly how people think, feel and live. In these transformed spaces I see a possibility for people who may be present to transmit their energy between each other and the elements. read full statement

Location London
Activities Residencies, Built environment, Public art, Exhibitions programme, Studio practice
Artforms / type of project Architecture, Digital, Environment, Installation, Photography
Tags Light, Installation, Photography, Environment, Architecture, Culture, Identity, Japanese, Natural elements, Transformation
Website http://www.reiko-aoyagi.com