Artist Talk

Aiko Tezuka

29 Apr 2018

Japanese artist Aiko Tezuka deconstructs textiles to create new pictorial forms. She views the Meiji Restoration, with which Japan opened itself to the West 150 years ago, as a highly significant cultural-historical moment. The artist looks wistfully to a lost, pre-modern Japan while continuing to develop key elements of Japanese aesthetics.

On occasion of the exhibition A Painting for the Emperor. Japanese Labourers on Sugar Plantations in Hawai’i.