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Mylar hanging installation
DescriptionWhen I was nineteen years old, I traveled to ten countries in Europe. While there, I visited many museums and monuments, but it was in the solemn churches that I first saw stained glass and my aesthetic awakening occurred. The stained glass window is a non-static painting, as its appearance is dependent on the quality of light that shines through its panes. Most of the windows I saw were figurative, but the projections they made on the wall and floors were abstract. To me these projections seemed like “color stains”, that moved with the sun and the passing of time. The solemn environment of these old churches looked like a huge light installation to a young Asian girl. Currently I make my work by using reflective material and light. When light hits the surface, a complex interplay of reflections and shadows are created. The relationship between my work and my interest in reflection is the most exciting part of my creative research. Light is intangible and invisible, but its effect on our lives is profound. My interest in creating works with light is in experiencing the phenomenon of their visual qualities as well as in the creation of a relaxing and sublime space.
About this Artist
Kazue Taguchi was born in Japan and currently lives and works in New York. She received her M.F.A. specializing in glass from Virginia Commonwealth University (2007). She has also studied at the Barcelona Glass Foundation in Spain (2003) and Joshibi University of Art and Design in Tokyo (1997). She has been a resident artist at The Museum of Art and Design in New York, Pilchuck Glass School in WA, Corning Museum of Glass, Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Newark Museum, Vermont Studio Center and Koganecho bazar in Yokohama, Japan. Awards include, The Agency for Cultural Affairs Government of Japan, the Second Prize from the Jutta Cuny- Franz Foundation in Germany, Finalist of the Bombay Sapphire Prize Exhibition in London, Finalists of “Young Glass” Glass Museum Ebeltoft in Denmark. She has held solo exhibitions at Kunst Palast Museum-Glasmuseum Hentrich, Düsseldorf, and the Alcorcon Glass…View Full Artist Bio