Masako Miki


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lucky  rainbow, 2010, acrylic and ink on paper, 8 x 8 in.

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this could be the best thing that ever happend to her, 2011, acylic on paper, 16 x 20 in.

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Dispersed Hope, 2011, gouache and ink on paper, 11 x 13 in.

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amnesia series – then everything became yellow, 2010, acrylic and ink on paper, 10 x 8 in.

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pile of  hope, 2010, acrylic on paper, 9 x 9 in.

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guided by rainbows, 2010, acrylic and thread on paper, 10 x 12 in.

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consequences of not letting go, 2011, gouache and frisket on paper, 30 x 22 in.

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always together, 2010, acrylic and ink on paper, 7 x 5 in.

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amnesia seris – barking at occupied mind, 2010, mixed media on paper, 12 x 10 in.

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amnesia series – two equally desirable alternatives, 2010, gouache on paper, 8 x 10 in.

 

Artist Statement

My works explores the idea of synthesis.

I manipulate contradicting spatial elements such as flatness and illusion to suggest a disoriented context, where the dichotomy becomes an integrated visual reality.  The narrative is based on my own experiences of living in the United States for seventeen years, and concerns dilemmas of my cultural identity.

I wonder how one can truly assimilate into an environment he/she is not from.  I feel mixed emotions of pessimism and optimism.  I am interested in the psychological aspects of how one processes new environments and culture.  In the constant adjustment, I have realized, feelings of perplexity, incongruity, and obscurity are always a part of my psyche.

Ultimately, I want to believe that different cultures can be hybridized and become a unique alternative one.  In this realm, I hope to find a sense of equilibrium.

Masako Miki’s Website

Masako Miki at Swarm Gallery