Keiko Kamata shares her monotype printing process, along with ideas of visual experience and color, in her Greenville, SC studio.
“When I reflect on my visual experience, I find myself constantly shifting from one focal point to another. What I see from moment to moment is, in this sense, discontinuous or insulated from each other. This series, Screens, presents layered gaps that are at once separable and indistinct. These in-between spaces are bracketed by 'screens' through which the observers 'see.' ”
“I have come to work more fluidly with larger images in a series or variations. My interest has developed from depicting something to simply seeing ink as is on paper.”
“I marvel at how layers of colors interact and mix on paper. When a color is achieved through layering, it has depth and can even evoke, at least for me, a sense of wonder.”