Del 13 de Mayo de 2008 al 9 de Septiembre de 2008
Kazue Taguchi’s work is deep and subtle. We have seen her using silk-screened glass and paint on glass in “The Meninas” (2001), glass and Japanese paper in “Homage to Le Corbusier” (2005), thousands of bottles of champagne shaping islands in an installation at Vilafranca del Penedés, to find her now exploring the possibilities of mirrors. Using simple but very effective elements, Kazue Taguchi suceeds in creating spaces for meditation and intimity using the reflection of light. Curved shapes cut off on mirrors and arranged either on the wall or the ground with which she captures the physical and metaphysical qualities of light and its effect on people.
Kazue’s interest inwidening her education and horizons led her to settle for eight years in Barcelona upon the conclusión of her studies of Arts and Design at the Joshibi University in Tokio. In Barcelona, her experience at the Fundació Centre del Vidre first as a student, later as a teacher, marked her deeply. In 2005 she moved to the United States invited as a Resident Artist by the Pilchuck Glass School in Seattle. In 2007 she finished her Master in Glass by the University of Richmond, Virginia. At present, she lives in New York.
Living in the United States has not kept her out of the European artistic scene. Quite on the contrary, Kazue has submitted works to several awards resulting finalist in all of them: Bombay Sapphire Foundation of London, Young Glass Award 2007 of the Ebeltoft Museum in Denmark, Jutta-Cuny-Franz award in Germany...
Her work is deep, lively, original and enthralling. Kazue Taguchi has evolved from being an emerging artist to becoming one of the most interesting authors of the present artistic scene. The exhibition consists of seven installations and a video (7´) Thanks to the kind collaboration of the Embassy of Japan in Spain, in the course of the inauguration we had (**)the pleasure to listen to Mrs. Sakai, master of Koto, a typical Japanese Instrument.