I'm a Tokyo-based visual artist, who works mainly in the mediums of site-specific installations and sculptures. I attempt to express the notion of boundaries, and the quiet unknown world lying beyond lived experiences. My visual investigations represent inseparable yet opposite ideas - interior and exterior, sanctity and secularity, eternity and demise. I use straight thin steel and cut glass to make my work. The hard, cold, reflective and fragile properties of steel and glass possess defining characteristics. These materials are cut, welded, inlaid, combined together and installed to create large-scale sculptural forms that are seamlessly integrated into the venues of each work. By exploiting the environmental and architectural features of the spaces in which they are presented and in addition to the innate qualities of the materials, my work generates a strong sense of tension lying at the boundary between the known world and what lies beyond it.

藤原 京子