ARTIST OF THE MONTH  

Our artist for the month of September 2007

RYOKO TAJIRI

showing at The Art Foundry Gallery on R Street between 10th & 11th in the Building (same as Fox & Goose)

 

  The Art Foundry Gallery : Showing September 5th through October 6th
http://www.artfoundryinc.com/featured-showing.html

My website: http://ryokotajiri.com

Ryoko Tajiri, the featured artist for September offers the viewer quietude, a pensive cerebral musing in which they can rediscover the figure anew. Relying heavily on abstraction Ms.

Tajiri’s technique of layering acrylic paint into  soft angulations and planes of diffused and refracted light, gives complexity and contemplation, and too a soulful  harmony .  It is with Ryoko’s gifted interpretations, to”simplify the figure and environment into only the most necessary “essence that we can join, regale, and celebrate the figure.

 

Ryoko Tajiri recently attained her MFA from the Academy of Art University San Francisco and has her BFA from the Tama Art Institute, Tokyo Japan. Her work has been exhibited in New Mexico, New York, the San Francisco area and Japan.



    She was born in Japan and raised by parents who both worked in the fashion business. My art experience began in my early childhood at my mother's office where she worked as a fashion designer. I remember I liked to draw many figures by using my mothers color pencils. She awakened my interest in art. She took me on business trips to Europe and showed me beautiful paintings at many of the world’s greatest museums.  It was natural that I began to think of myself to be as a future artist.      


In Tama Art University, where I received my BFA of graphic design, I had a opportunity to work with great Japanese graphic designers.  My instructors encouraged me to study fine art and take studio courses.  After, I decided to go to San Francisco to study painting.  In 2006 I received my MFA from the Academy of Art University.


     School gave me the opportunity to study both abstract and representative painting.  In my painting I take from the two disciplines.  One can easily recognize the figure, but I rely more heavily on abstract.  I enjoy finding the abstract patterns and shapes in any environment.  I use the figure, shapes, and colors to evoke the viewer’s personal feelings.  My subject matter and references are taken from abstractions of ordinary environments.  I simplify the figure and environment into only the necessary shapes.  My paintings represent new perspectives of daily life experiences.
 

 

 

 

 

  

    

   

 


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