Interview: Kyoko TAKEI

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Interview: Kyoko TAKEI

 

Luca Curci talks with the artist Kyoko TAKEI during FUTURE LANDSCAPES of BORDERS festival in Venice on October 2016.

Born in Japan, Kyoko TAKEI has worked in Architecture Firm in Tokyo, Japan for 8 years. He moved to New York in 1997. She studied in the School of Visual Arts: photography (New York) and in the National Academy: painting & drawing (New York).

 

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Luca  Curci – Can you talk about your artistic work? Which are your inspirations?
Kyoko TAKEI – Invisible space in between objects or conversations and the flow of time are my interests for both architecture jobs and artist expression. Even though the medium has been changing for my art, I have kept these themes.

 

L. C. – Are your artworks focused on a specific theme?
K. T. – Yes. The exhibited art work ‘Architecture Project -Box #1-’ represents invisible space by making colored u-shape objects.

 

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L. C. – What is your creative process like?
K. T. – I do not sketch before making my art. All of the process is in my head while considering ideas, choosing mediums, sizes, or colors. After the idea becomes clear in my mind, I just keep moving my hands.

 

L. C. – Did you style change over the years? How?
K. T. – The style of my art’s expression has been changing for each project I began creating art. I have used different mediums as photography, drawing, painting, sculpture, or embroidery.

 

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L. C. – What do you think about the concept of this festival? In which way did inspire you?
K.T. – I used to do architecture, which was my dream since I was child. Even though I shifted my main job to artist, I still have been kept my interest on architectural space. This festival, FUTURE LANDSCAPES is the perfect stage for my architectural project which combine architecture and art.

 

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L. C. – What role does the artist have in society? And the art?
K. T. – I never think about these themes.

 

L. C. – Do you think It’s LIQUID Group can represent an opportunity for artists?
K. T. – Yes, I believe so. That’s why I participate the exhibition, FUTURE LANDSCAPE.

 

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