" Tamiko Tominaga: Elements"
at Ashok Jain Gallery
August 31 (wed.) - September 11 (sun.) 2016
opening receiption August 31 (wed.) 6-8pm
Tamiko Tominaga " ELEMENTS-Andy-"
25x20inch 64.5x50.0cm acrylic on canvas
Tamiko Tominaga depicts the instability in human relationships as well as existence in this world. The figures in her paintings are always caught in a passionate moment, but it never seems as though it is truly heated. There is a certain distance between the artist and the subjects she paints, and this distance is what draws viewers to observe the paintings more. If the artist was more drawn into what the figures in the paintings are doing, the painting itself would leave no room for viewers to reflect themselves. Another strong element of her paintings is the vibrant colors which spread around the bodies of her subjects like a life energy. This can be accredited to Tomiko’s life dedication in practicing yoga. Her observation of the human body while practicing yoga has given her perspective of how vibrating energy fields can be created around a person.