KINUKO IMAI HOFFMAN
My work explores my personal interpretations of daily life through harmonious mixed media assemblages. It invites the viewer to absorb both the complexity and the clarity of my vision. I construct my paintings in a unified manner to communicate a strong theme on canvas - a method that reflects years of training in traditional Chinese brush painting.
My art layers bold tones of a limited palette to create a landscape of depth and contrast. The understated, minimal quality of the works belies a high degree of complexity. I incorporate a very structured process by adding elements to canvas and taking them away one by one until a finished piece emerges. This process allows me to experiment with varied materials, such as pumice, paper, wood, string and cloth, which I apply in my signature abstract style.
Assembling raw materials in my works transforms them into a symbolic collage expressing the constant movement of people in today's world. I combine materials with explorations of color and composition to create a harmony that transports the viewer into a meditative state where balance, drama and clarity unite.