Hiroko Tsuchida focuses her energy on using safety pins, bells, band-aids, whistles, scissors and others attributes of every day life as conceptual foundation for experimentation and “self-reflection”. Everyday things are recast by her into “forms of narrative media” and they become props of storytelling to produce a novel semantic vision. The artist does it in such a way that she manages to undermine the authority of everydayness, of mere modishness to convey a sense of contemporaneity. She brings the viewer to a more complex range of experience and sensibility, urging him to reconsider implications of newly constructed images. Thus, scissors in Fruit of Innovation become not only an instrument for cutting thread but also turn into a symbol of carving out the destiny. Bells in Mystery that Colors my World showing the raw sexuality, tell the story of Tsuchida’s imagination and creativity source and at the same time epitomize the glamour and luxury. Giant mirror anchored to the ground in From Myself to myself shows not just a mere reflection of the artist, but her true self. The artist’s works are imaginative expressions and discoveries embodied in newly born artistic vision, exceptional research into material and form. Hiroko Tsuchida is trying to produce a sensitive vision of some particular incandescent moment of her life in order to create a sense of personal identity through the language of art. Her works depict the investigation of the human nature through the examination of artist’s own inner world daring in its open representation of the Japanese young generation. Her extraordinary inventions become sensory and stimulating allegorical figures in the flow of contemporary Japanese narrative and even potent to put Tsuchida’s creative endeavor into the context of the broader art world of our time.
The upcoming exhibition is another step in this trial of cultural discovery and viewers have a chance to get more familiar with the world of this young fascinating artist.