Motoko Kodera, born in 1969 in Osaka, Japan, currently resides and practices her arts as a contemporary expressionist painter on Mercer Island, WA. Her artistic journey has been profoundly influenced by the diverse cultural landscapes of her native country Japan and the international experiences gained through residencies in France, Sweden, and the United States.
Motoko's artistic quest for self-expression delves into the depths of her internal feelings and the emotional connections she shares with other humans. Her canvas serves as a reflective tapestry, capturing and articulating life experiences that express what she cannot communicate with words.
In her contemporary works, Motoko employs a deliberate approach of layering rich tones onto textured materials. Her palette is drawn from organic colors deeply rooted in the traditional Japanese aesthetics of Wabi-Sabi, embracing the beauty found in the 'imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete' aspects of nature. By seamlessly blending simplistic abstraction with malleable shapes, she crafts original pieces that not only stand out but also beckon viewers into a realm of imagination. The unique composition of her art creates a tranquil atmosphere, offering a sense of comfort through its simplicity, akin to nature in its most natural and raw form.