田島和子(KAZUKO TAJIMA)は、画家であり詩人でもある。彼女は地球上をくまなく歩くばかりでなく芸術の世界の旅人でもある。パキスタン滞在中にはさまざまなやり方で自分の芸術的表現を試みた。彼女の作品は地球上の現象や人々に対する興味だけでなく抽象的な世界にも情熱を持っている事を示している。

http://kazuko-tajima.at.webry.info/ そこには人間の精神の内と外との対話がある。彼女の最近の作品は従来画家が探求してきた風景画に属するものである。しかし彼女の風景画は単に風景を写し出すだけでなくその風景と一体化しようとする試みなのである。つまり彼女の風景画の本質とは外的な形態ではなくもっと基本的な概念なのである。





サリマ ハシミ (画家、批評家、国立ラホール美術大学元学長)








Fired Forest


Message from Salima, Artist

Kazuko Tajima, artist and poet, is a traveler who covers physical distans as well as

understanding artistic odysseys. During her time in Pakistan she has recorded her

reactions in diverse ways. The works have encompassed passionate enquiries

into metaphysical questions alongside poetic documentation of surfaces, places

and people.

There has been an interest in narrative, both the inner and outer.

In this most recent phase, she combines the essence of living together with an

exploration into organic materials and their behavior.

Those works are in fulfillment of an old desire of the artist to prove the nation

of the landscape. Yet that investigation is not to do with the picture or the

replica of the landscape, but more to do with experiencing it.

Perhaps the quintessence of the landscape lies in the basic idea rather than

its outer form or appearance.

Kazuko tajima is interested in defining the real world in terms of her own vision,

and in her prefrred medium. After having investigated an apparent way of recording

objects and ideas in paint and phptographically, she is now consciously

adopting a more distilled, austere vocabulary. The new works also incorporate

her vast experience in paper-making. in a sence, these work are a synthesis

in both from and content as they draw together Kazuko Tajima`s kaleidoscopic

explorations and bring them into focus. The landscape therefore, becomes

a mtaphor for something deeper and very personal. The use of soil and wood

meticulously sifted, ground,cooked, and mixed with glue gives one a sense

of the immediacyof nature and its wholeness. The materials are not only

suggestive of the concept of nature,they actually originate from it.

The materiald,strong in their organic prwsence, can also crumble to become,

fragile and speak of inheriting vulnerability of all man-made objects , susceptible

to destruction.

Kazuko interprets nature not through its profusion of color but throuth its

substance. The absence of color is hardly felt as one is drawn to the dense,

tactile surface and its tonal contrast. The light and darks in nature are

represented as them-selves; one makes one`s own associations between

earth and sky, day and night. The artist and viewer are freed from the search

for the representational and contemplates the shifted imagery to have both

time and distance.

In this exhibition, Kazuko has also included work more particular to

Pakistan`s human landscape. She looks at woomen, veiled, yet not invisible.

She suggests their strength and their insistence on being taken into consideration.

The use of charcoal and pig-ment is closely related in her use of organic

materials in the landscapes.

Kazuko Tajima`s latest works indicate a significant culmination of many

occurrences and pathways in her artistic journey, leading her to yet another threshold.

Salima Hashmi

Profile of Kazuko Tajima

2005 The Exhibition "Dialogue between Japanese and Korean artists

of 5 generation"(MARUKI Museum,Saitama)

2005 Solo Exhibition at Kumin G. Meguro Museum of Art (Tokyo)

2003 Exhibition with poet in Art Gallery BELLEVUE in Berlin

2003 Invited Painting Exhibitions in Durban, South Africa

by the International Literature Festival in Africa

2003 Invited the Exhibition of Philadelphia, USA

2002 Exibitions at CONTEMPORARY†ART FESTIVAL(Saitam Museum)

2001 Solo Exibitions at Nisshin Gallery,Tokyo

2000 Solo Exibitions at the Rohtas Gallery, Islamabad

Solo Exhibitions at Nomad Art Gallery, Islamabad

1999 Solo Exhibitions at Coopera Art Gallery, Lahore

1998 Exhibitions at CONTEMPORARY ART FESTIVAL(Saitam Museum)

1998 Solo Exhibitions at National Art Gallery (Islamabad)

by Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA)

1987- Joined Japan Afro-Asian Latin-American Artists

Association (JAALA); exhibited works every year

1992 Invited Solo Exhibitions at Publishing Association of Korea

by Cross Cultural Center for Asia (CCCA), Souel


Solo exhibitions, at Nisshin Gallery, Tokyo

1985 First Solo exhibitions, at BungeiShunju Gallery,TokyoA°@

1978-95 Organized the Art Institute for 21st Century in Tokyo

1976 Traveled in India, Nepal and Bangladesh.

1975 Traveled in London, Egypt and Greece.

1973-75 Studied classical painting techniques of Renaissance art in

Italy (Florence), France (Musee Louvre),Germany.

1969-73 Studied at Women's Art University, Tokyo (oil painting)

Art works for picture books and her own poetry collections:

The Lonely Fox, Gaudi's Ocean,Cloud Tales published by

Oxford University Press 1999 and Along the Aabpara Market Wall.

Address: 1-16-10, Nakane, Meguro-Ku,Tokyo JAPAN

Tel/Fax: (0081-3)3718-5260

E-mail: kazuk_333@yahoo.co.jp




田島和子 http://kazuko-tajima.at.webry.info/ 


  2008  アメリカ北アリゾナ大学にて、現代日本アートで作品展示

  2007 埼玉県立美術館CAF展での展示(隔年)

  2006 パリのコンパレゾン(仏、パリ、グラン・パレ)での展示

  2005 「日韓世代の対話」展 原爆の図丸木美術館 


  2004  ビーコン美術大学(ラホール)、

      ベツレヘムインターナショナルセンター(パレスチナ)のワークショップで                                              パレスチナの人々へ創作のための紙漉きを教える

  2003  ギャラリーベルビュー(独、ベルリン)で 詩画展( 詩、木島始


  1998 −CAF(コンテンポラリーアートフェステイバル)参加、埼玉県立美術館

  1988 −2001 日辰ギャラリー東京)で隔年に個展

  2000  ロータスギャラリーイスラマバード)で個展。ノマドアートギャラリー

     ( イスラマバード)で個展

  1999  コーペラアートギャラリー(ラホール)で個展

  1998  パキスタン国立美術館イスラマバード)で個展

  1987−96  JAALA展(日本・アジアアフリカラテンアメリカ美術家会議)参加

  1981−95  美術研究所主宰

  1992    ソウル韓国出版会館で個展(アジア文化交流センターの招待)

  1985    文芸春秋画廊で個展(東京

  1976−75  インドネパールバングラデシュエジプトロンドンを旅行

  1975−73  イタリアフランスドイツの美術館でルネッサンス美術、古典技法を学ぶ

  1969−73  女子美術大学(洋画科) 


   詩集「風のまなざし」1985,「楽しい稲妻」土曜美術社,1998 に収録