Artist Reception: December 2nd | 6-8pm
For our winter exhibition, Themes+Projects gallery presents “Fractal” new paintings by Seiko Tachibana. The concept that many small pieces come together to make up a larger whole has been a central theme in Seiko’s artwork. In previous series, she has created works, in which elements functioned like organic building blocks: atoms form a molecule, molecules form a compound, compounds form a cell, cells form an organism, and so on. The marks, lines, shapes, colors, and textures that are the basic language of Seiko’s work form a kind of network structure, a system of interconnected nodes that seem energized by their interaction within the network. In the interdependence, the synergy, and the flow of meaning and significance within these networks, there is subtle and profound beauty.
Seiko Tachibana was born in Japan and completed her Masters of Art Education at Kobe University, Japan. She received an MFA from San Francisco Art Institute in 1995, and has since received many awards including Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation Award. She has been living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1993. Her distinctive work balances Asian tradition with minimalist modernity. Seiko’s work has shown internationally also can be found in the Los Angeles County Museum, Fine Art Museums of San Francisco the Legion of the Honor, Portland Art Museum as well as a number of other museums, institutions and individual collections throughout USA, Europe and Japan.