Japanese artist Aiko Tezuka was born in Tokyo, Japan.
She graduated with a Master’s Degree in Painting from Musashino Art University, Tokyo, and a Ph.D from the Art Research Department of Kyoto City University of Arts, Kyoto.
Now Berlin-based, Tezuka carefully unravels and re-weaves elaborate textiles to form new shapes and patterns.
In some works, the separated threads hang from the bottom edge of an intact textile in perfectly parallel lines; others feature threads course down in waterfall-like sheaths, reconnecting as they crash into the floor.
Tezuka closely studies the cultural and economic histories interwoven in different Eastern and Western textile traditions, examining the greater symbolism embedded in each decorative element.“My essential interest has been what makes up the surface of the object; through which processes was the surface produced; how could I peel off the surface; what things could I see behind the surface; and how could I embody these things behind the surface into my work,” Tezuka shares in an artist statement.
“Although we are completely surrounded by surfaces, we cannot physically enter things in even one millimeter under the surface. Every time we peel a surface, a new surface will appear immediately, like an infinite loop.“How does one perceive these infinite surfaces, or loosen the surfaces that seem to be firmly interwoven?”
More of Aiko Tezuka‘s amazing tapestry can be found at http://aikotezuka.com/.