Ya-chu Kang is a Taipei based artist whose work explores issues of identity, the relationship between human and natural and the social environment message. Having trained in various sculpture and textile based disciplines, the works range from large site-specific installations to small interdisciplinary sculptures and 2D works. Described as “simulation objects” the work eliminates the boundary between usable items and sculpture — the functional and the aesthetic.
Woo-jin intends to assimilate and bridge the present fabric of society to that of the past. She tries to communicate with them through her work and its process. Images or thoughts she gained through her work reflect the present aspects of society she perceive and also may be questions concerning the deficit and surplus in society- questions the artist poses as a member of society.
ZE WEI bases her art projects on her obsession with the reciprocal effect between the contemporary world and its historical context. She uses images as a tool to develop her perception of historical and social events, trying to answer questions aroused by the global status quo. Her projects revolve around the concept of “national territories / boundaries", such as globalization, human migration, diaspora and differentiation etc.
As a yoga practitioner and artist, Krishnaswamy’s works began as an extension of his yoga practice which made him aware of the vastness of the body and its limits. He tried to explore these through a visual medium, performing yoga on canvas, leaving behind imprints of his physical and mental state of mind. Following this body of work called the Kundali Rising he began to explore his own roots, what makes him the person he is and leads to certain physical and mental characteristics.
She develops water installations starting in 2000. For her, water is a living substance with multiple aspects whose different facets she enjoys exploring. In 2003, she creates rich and dense waves with water reflections recalling fractal geometry.
Utami Hiten completed Master of Fine Art at Kyushu Industrial University of Art in 1983 and was teaching as a Junior high school Art instructor from 1887 to 2012, and now lives and works in Japan. In November, Utami will be working at Bamboo Curtain Studio for one month and present her works in Winter Open Studio.