solo exhibition “Perfect is Not Perfect”

untitled 2008 ceramic h.9.0 × w.19.0 × d.13.0 cm ©Kumie Tsuda

Kumie Tsuda orchestrates her installation with compounds of small elements using ceramics as its material.In her show “Meteora” at the Tokyo Wonder Site Hongo in 2007, an installation was shown; a sculptural work that consisted of small fragments connected with each other, gathered around a symbolic form that resembled a hardened lava on a pedestal made out of paraffin wax. The same material “ceramic” revealed different aspects, such as multi faceted object that’s like an ore, or two legged creature with a head of a mushroom.
On the wall hung works that resembled tiles, strange geometric shapes and mysterious mountain that float on the surface of water were painted. The abbey built above vulgarity on a precipice in Meteora in Greece once upon a time inspired the artist as an expression of a strong belief in invisible.

Although Kumie Tsuda’s motifs have concrete shapes, it doesn’t come across as a narrative, but rather presents the texture, the uncertainty of the relationship between us and the surrounding world, just as uncertain as it really is to us.
She said that she occasionally made works with her dream in mind; from Kumie Tsuda’s work, odd world seemed to unveil, as if to have been reconstructed from our various dreams.
The series of ceramic works will also be shown in our show titled “Perfect is Not Perfect”. Variety of works, such as the round relief diptych , about 10 figurines, an installation using thread, will be on view.


Artist Profile

Kumie Tsuda

1980 Born in Kanagawa
2003 Tokyo University of the Arts, B.F.A.
2005 Tokyo University of the Arts, M.A.