The Art Foundry Gallery : Showing September 5th through October 6th
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
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.