Makiko KudoPosted: March 8, 2015
Much like myself as an artist with a role in the society I am living in, Makiko Kudo was subjected to the rigid societal structures and a failing economy of Twentieth Century Japan. During this time, escapism almost ocupied a political resistance status which justifies the creation of the utopia-like fantasies of Kudo’s artwork:
As an artist, Kudo acquires the same intentions as myself. Kudo says that she connects what she sees and what she feels using imagination and emotions – much like dreams. I understand that Kudo uses painting, almost therapeutically, to release chaos from within herself.
Learning about the way Kudo uses artwork in this personal, escapist way can provide my work with a new perspective; the similarities in political intention between her work and mine are significantly appropriate and the chaos from within me throughout the body of symbolism I have collected from my mind is what is fueling the work initially. Having come to this conclusion emphasizes the need for a sense of chaos projected into my work.