Kinuko Imai Hoffman
My work explores my personal interpretations of daily life through harmonious mixed media assemblages, inviting the viewer to absorb both the complexity and the clarity of my vision. I construct my paintings in a unified manner to ensure that a strong theme is recognized on the canvas — a method developed through my previous training as a traditional Chinese brush painter.
I have been deeply influenced by the beauty and serenity of Japanese culture. This influence is reflected through the blending and layering of bold-colored undertones with a minimalist color palette that emerges to the surface to create a landscape of depth and contrast.
The additional assemblage of raw materials in my works (wood, canvas cloth, paper, pumice, and twine) further transforms a final piece into a symbolic collage expressing the constant movement of people and currency in today's times. Combining these materials with explorations of various color and composition harmonies transports the viewer into a meditative state where complexity, balance, drama, and clarity unite.
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