Nobuko Tsuchiya lives and works in Yokohama, Japan. A sculptor, she has described her working process as ‘…an accumulation of decisions arrived at by employing different ways of thinking: linguistic, musical, logical, sensual, sensory and experimental.’ She often begins with found, domestic objects and intuitively combines these with a wide range of materials to produce polymer-like structures which she then casts. These enigmatic works evoke mysterious structures, devoid of function but seemingly familiar and, in relation to the importance of imagination and memory in her work, she has stated: ‘I hope that viewers of my work will find themselves surprised, yet somehow reminded of something seen in the mind’s eye… These memories also don’t have much to do with logic and language, more with smells, skin feels, noise, temperature, colour and shape; all the senses, including the sixth sense.’
A graduate of Goldsmiths College, London, Nobuko Tsuchiya exhibits nationally and internationally: recent exhibitions in Japan include Roppongi Crossing (2019, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo) and her work is currently being shown at Leeds Art Gallery as part of the Yorkshire Sculpture International 2019.
Image: Nobuko Tsuchiya, 30 Ways To Go To The Moon, 2018. Photo by Nobutada Omote. Courtesy the artists and SCAI THE BATHHOUSE.