Eiko Ishizawa is a Japanese visual artist based in Amsterdam since 2000. She had studied and graduated at Gerrit Rietveld Academie (2005) and Sandberg Institute (2008) in Amsterdam. From her childhood memories with the great monk at Zen temple, where her ancestors’ graves are in Japan, who told her many inspiring stories, and as well as her long years of Aikido practice, she had been always interested in the relation between invisible world and visible world, and the way of “seeing” in more fundamental manner: things are more morphing, interrelated and merged, and therefore could be liberated, rather than static and definite. In which, she attempts to find the own hypothesis of meaning of beauty in thresholds, between separations and definitions, in which relates to freedom and nature of self while dealing with materiality of things in her works.
Her works are shown internationally, such as Museum Boijmans van Beuningen (Rotterdam, NL), WCC ( Mons, BE), Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale (Gyeonggi, KR) Kunstvereniging Diepenheim ( Diepenheim, NL), Oyama City Kurumaya Museum of Art (Tochigi, JP).