My art pieces are created by abstract images with depth on the canvases. Paper clay which I use to create depth on the canvas is a familiar material from my childhood. When I start putting my images on the canvas, it has been already envisioned in mind, so I follow the vision to make a base with clay, and carefully levels of depth I need for each portion of the area. Then I mix each individual color, one by one, on my hand to uniquely spread the variety of tone of the paintings. It seems to make more sense to me when an individual color is mixed with a different color unintentionally, even though each color is carefully chosen, and developed to be something unexpected; it fits more perfectly to experience my paintings. This process is easily completed with acrylic paints.
The images come to me often when I’m experiencing open-minded moments by realizing something new, or somewhere I never thought I’d be. Sometimes, when I encounter writings that perfectly represent my thought or moment of experiences. Also, when I hear music that fits my emotions with the sights I’m looking at, and those moments create my own abstract images by combining the scenes that I capture, and emotion attached from the moment.
In my paintings, depth, color, and light are the key components. Depth hides some colors from some angles on the canvas. The color represent the moment of experiences. The light creates different images of the paintings through the day. Also, it projects other colors intensively when the light hits from certain angles. I’d like to create opportunity what paintings can show the viewers throughout the day, giving different organic experiences in the audience’s eye each time and finding images unseen before.
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Masako was born in Hirado, Japan which is one of the islands located on the west side of Kyushu. The natural scenery around her was always magnificent and limitless, to which these was the overwhelming presence to stimulate her five senses as the core of her production of paintings. Masako came to produce large size paintings willingly when she turned 15 years old and 2 years later she was endowed with an opportunity to measure communication through colors in the United States. These experiences greatly influenced her process of producing new paintings. It didn't take much time to come under an overwhelming influence of abstract paintings in San Francisco, California. During that period, she'd created abstract paintings larger than three feet minimum and expanded to fifteen feet wide.
She felt need of reconfirming Japanese beauty as her own identity through her paintings, she came to find possibility of self-expression between the depth of graceful beauty by Japanese culture based on four seasons and objectivity of plasticity in abstract paintings. Because the overwhelming presence of her underlying nature she is stimulated anew, and come to plunge her magnificent imagination into the canvases again. Her passion of painting now continues with power of nature in New York City.
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