Iconoclasts: Art Out of the Mainstream
Iconoclasts explore the experimental and often transformational practices of thirteen groundbreaking artists, inviting us to engage anew with what modern day iconoclasm might be.
By using a myriad of unusual image-making practices from branding imagery onto human skin to sculpting curving structures out of crow feathers – these artists are breaking the mould, ushering a new age of artistic defiance through their resistance to typical artistic processes and their personal interpretations of cultural mores.
Born in 1978, Aomori prefecture, Japan. Lives and works in Kanagawa prefecture, Japan.
The realm of dreams and memory is one that Kudo’s figures inhabit. Rather than confronting or depicting the world as it is, Kudo rejects it by escaping from it – deriving the motifs from everyday life and her own imagination.
“I feel like a kind of a ghost in a thin and flimsy world. Because I lack a sense of volume and reality. I sense reality more in my dreams. Constructing a painting in similar to dreaming. Shuffling different landscapes, creating stories and connecting them with emotion and imagination, like a collage or a jigsaw puzzle.”
Photography: Art Road
Notes: Saatchi Gallery