AA2A Artist

Kuniko Maeda

Artform:
Sculptor working in paper
Year:
2018 - 19
Location:
Kingsgate Workshops, London
Social link:
Instagram @kunicom0341
Project summary:

I seek to explore the connections between nature and ourselves, through the use of specific materials. I mainly work with paper, often recycled, partly because of its many common uses, easy availability and its therefore unappreciated nature. Paper also has an adaptability and elasticity when set within a variety of configurations. By exploring the possibility of materials and their unique properties, I allow the materials to speak and embrace natural formed abstraction.

My practice is rooted in the material processes, with a strong influence in design aesthetics informed by my subject specialism in sustainable textile design and Japanese traditional woodcarving. As well as employing these techniques to make my own range of jewellery items, I am also planning to create a series of artworks continuing my exploration into form and texture, showing how these can be manipulated by craft techniques and digital technology such as laser engraving/cutting. These works would be compatible with interior and textile design projects.

My working process is always material, centered around experimentation and continually re-examining the works I produce. Currently my material is limited to paper, however, I would like to explore further with a variety of different materials such as wood, fabric and leather in different scales and to make several product prototypes. I am looking to expand and develop my range of skills and having access to the University’s facilities will assist me greatly towards achieving these objectives. I am very passionate about communicating my art with other people and I look forward to exchanging ideas and collaborating with students.

I seek to explore the connections between nature and ourselves, through the use of specific materials. I mainly work with paper, often recycled, partly because of its many common uses, easy availability and its therefore unappreciated nature. Paper also has an adaptability and elasticity when set within a variety of configurations. By exploring the possibility of materials and their unique properties, I allow the materials to speak and embrace natural formed abstraction.

My practice is rooted in the material processes, with a strong influence in design aesthetics informed by my subject specialism in sustainable textile design and Japanese traditional woodcarving. As well as employing these techniques to make my own range of jewellery items, I am also planning to create a series of artworks continuing my exploration into form and texture, showing how these can be manipulated by craft techniques and digital technology such as laser engraving/cutting. These works would be compatible with interior and textile design projects.

My working process is always material, centered around experimentation and continually re-examining the works I produce. Currently my material is limited to paper, however, I would like to explore further with a variety of different materials such as wood, fabric and leather in different scales and to make several product prototypes. I am looking to expand and develop my range of skills and having access to the University’s facilities will assist me greatly towards achieving these objectives. I am very passionate about communicating my art with other people and I look forward to exchanging ideas and collaborating with students.

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