Kazuko Kizawa,
15.6. - 3.7.2016

Kazuko Kizawa
Galleria Huuto Uudenmaankatu

Galleria Huuto is closed during Midsummer 24-26 June.

The exhibition features a video installation based on the themes of colour and light using materials found in Finland. The installation consists of video works incorporating the physical phenomena of light. I hope that these works will inspire viewers to think about colour, light, the relationship between colour and light as well as time and space.

Kazuko Kizawa is a contemporary visual artist and photographer from Japan. She currently lives and works in Finland. She has been constantly pursuing the possibilities of colour and light. She began with two-dimensional artworks, moving into three-dimensional objects, installations and moving images, changing the form of expression as necessary. Her current challenge is focused on using physical phenomena, the nature of interference, to experiment with the possibilities of colour and light and to create contemporary art.

During the various artist-in-residencies she has attended since Banff, Canada in 2002, she has enjoyed the way that her work absorbs and is changed by the landscapes, materials and people that she has encountered along the way. She feels that working in residence is the most effective method for her and she hopes to continue on this path in the future. She graduated from the Tama University of Arts Graduate School (MFA, 1999) and was awarded the Made in Kawasaki Contemporary Art Award Judge Prize in Japan (2006). She has taken part in various events and exhibitions with the theme of “light” such as Lumière (2012, Canada), Porin juhlaviikot (2010, Finland), Polar Night Light (2007, Finland) and GLOW (2004, USA). Her works have been exhibited in Japan, North America, Europe and Oceania.