The Osaka-born, Berlin-based artist Maki Na Kamura describes herself as ‘both a traditionalist and as a painter of the twenty-first century’. Blurring the boundaries between abstraction and figuration, her work draws on a diverse range of references from the compositions of Renaissance painters such as Luca Signorelli to the choreographed dance moves of K-pop stars such as ATEEZ. Her solo exhibition of new paintings is at Michael Werner Gallery in London from 21 April–4 June.
Where is your studio?
At a place where the fox and the rabbit say hello to each other (a German idiom). More accurately, it is in an area which was part of the former GDR (German Democratic Republic); here, illusion and dilemma say hello to each other.