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Motoko Kikkawa

Shared Lines: Pūtahitanga exhibiting artist

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One of them (2020)



"Born in Hino, Tokyo, Motoko Kikkawa arrived in Ōtepoti – Dunedin, a creative hub of Te Waipounamu, in 2004 and quickly became immersed within the energetic and overlapping sonic and visual arts communities existing there.


Without being limited by any one medium or genre, Motoko works prolifically with sound, performance, improvisation, drawing, ceramics, textiles, paper, sculpture and photography, and is known by those in the Dunedin underground as one of the city’s hardest working artists." - Sam Longmore, Audiofoundation, Tāmaki Mākaurau, July, 2020.


Shared Lines: Pūtahitanga 2020


"この水彩画のシリーズはこの3,4年私が夢中になっている手法です。眼を近づけてよく見てみると中にいろんな生き物や動きが見れるでしょう。さらによく見てみるとそれらはただの可能性でしかないこともわかります。人は物を見るとき最初にその人が見たい物を見る傾向があります。なので私はこのシリーズにタイトルをつけないでいます。変わりゆく雲を眺めるように自由を楽しんで頂けたら幸いです。このデジタルイメージではよく表されていないのが残念ですが、薄くて消えそうな色でできています。" - 吉川基子

"For the past 3~4 years, I am obsessed with using this technique to do watercolour drawing. If you look at the drawing closely you could see some creatures or something and if you focus on them for some time you would realise it's all just possibility. People see what they want to see in it. That's why I don't give titles to them. Like looking at clouds which keep changing their shapes, if you enjoy your freedom I'm happy. This digital image is not showing my subtle colour and sensibility but it's ok." - Motoko Kikkawa

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