26 February - 5 April 2015


Lower Gallery

27 February – 5 April 2015

Opening: Thursday 26 February, 6 – 8pm


I hesitated whether I was allowed to make a painting [of Fukushima] because I am not a victim of the disaster; I do not know much about it and only had a little glance.  But the landscapes accumulated and have been printed on my mind, which now gather like a puzzle and become a painting.  Things that I have painted are actually from my neighbourhood but I have overlapped them with the things that I saw in Fukushima.  I went there again and I painted, thinking it will be a beautiful place when spring arrives.

- Makiko Kudo, February 2015


Makiko Kudo (b. 1978, Japan) lives and works in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. Kudo’s paintings emerge out of a wider artistic and cultural revolt of the artist’s generation against what was considered to be an uninspired perspective of the former generation. Recent solo exhibitions include Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo (2013), Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles (2011), Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo (2007) and Anderson’s Contemporary, Copenhagen (2010).