Aiko Shimotsuma

Feeling is all, 2019, installation

I grew up in a Buddhist temple in Japan. I draw upon the experiences in this special environment and my installation is centered around the topic of the inner sanctum. In my artistic practice I create site-specific installations with varying materials, opposing conditions such as liquid and solid, light and shadow, inside and outside, transparent and opaque, material and immaterial. I aspire to use art as a medium to represent a sense of sensibility and a space for contemplation – no matter how undefinable it may be, or rather because it’s so undefinable. / @aiko.shimotsuma