Kayo is fascinated with self-expression through art, she focuses on landscape-inspired abstract mixed media pieces heavily combined with drawing on surface called Mylar.
Her bold but elegant use of color creates compositions that are intuitive, translucent and complex.
With strong interest in Carl Jung’s psychology, she takes references from nature, and memories perceived and stored in unconscious, extracts and transforms them in abstract form.
She expands her paintings into murals, 3D objects and installations. She was born in Hyogo, Japan, works and lives in New York.
My work is to capture the obscured fragments from the unconscious into “Emotional Landscape” in abstract manner. The unconscious mind where all the data we perceive with our five senses is stored. The perceived data become disintegrated memories, images, feelings – I love to dive into this unconscious pool to extract fragments and to bring them to this present moment. The process of natural phenomena by which landscapes are shaped, such as erosion by wind and water as they flow through land – those are the foundation for my work as the movements resonates with the mingled emotions in the mind I try to express and to connect.