kayo albert

My work is built on processes - process of executing my craft and that of natural phenomena such as erosion by the flow of water and wind. The works resemble landscape although there is no representative references but process itself. Initial pastel drawing pre-directs the picture plane inspired by organic rhythm. Drawing is very essential for my painting to enhance depth in color and movements. Thin layers of fluid paints overwrap the drawing and the process is repeated. Because of Mylar's semitransparent surface, unpainted sections on painting give airy openness.  The pieces are mounted on wood panel. Its wood grains appear through Mylar where unpainted which enhances organic tone. Deeply influenced by Carl Jung and Abstract Expressionism, I am interested in our ability to store incredible amount of perceivable data in our subconscious mind. And the ability to connect with people in subliminal level. I imagine having invisible rhizome nourished by memories dreams, images and ideas stored deep under the ground which is connecting with others to share emotion or beauty without boundaries. Painting is for me is a journey to my rhizome, to discover how all my perception and experience have blended. After graduating from college in Kyoto, she came to New York to study painting at Art Student League, New York Studio School and School of Visual Arts. She is actively creating and exhibiting her work in New York, including the Governor’s Island Art Fair this year.

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