Planning and Development Committee for Contemporary Artways Linking Tokyo Islands
ピサリコワ カリン KARIN PISARIKOVA
My way of creating is not entirely spontaneous but starts with an intuitive focus on a subject. In an artwork I sense conflicting modes of being. On the one hand perceiving what we think we are, and on the other, being aware of ourselves feeling and experiencing the world through our body and senses. In a work of art, we can glimpse at a third reality, in which we realize something from each mode of perception. Something that we know from the outside world and its phenomenon; and also what we experience inside, in our heart, nerves and reason.
Karin Pisarikova was born in Brno, Czech Republic in 1981. Her works are mostly inspired by life, human relations and everyday rituals, but the main topics can be summed up into existential questions - Who are we, what is our purpose and where are we heading. She works predominantly in the medium of installation, but includes performance, video and photography. Her material of choice is human hair, for its ambiguity and connection to the body. Pisarikova studied in the atelier of Body Art at FaVU-VUT in Brno, first came to Asagaya Bijutsu Gakku in Tokyo and than completed her PhD. at Tama Art University, in 2015. She has had solo shows in Tokyo, Osaka, Nagano and Brno and participated in several art residencies in Japan and in Europe. After lecturing at Joshibi University of Art and Design and living in Japan for almost 10 years, she and her family decided to move back to Europe in April 2018.