Miya Ando’s SORA/KU (SKY/EMPTINESS) Exhibition in Hong Kong & Singapore

Author: Coco Marett
09.18 / Art

Understated, elegant, powerful and intoxicating – Miya Ando’s artwork is an extension of her as a person and as an artist.

Raised in a temple in Okayama, Japan among Bizen sword makers and Buddhist priests before moving to California, Ando has over the years developed a way of bringing together her heritage – which includes an apprenticeship with a master metal smith in Japan – with modern industrial technology. Through seemingly abrasive and destructive techniques like sanding and grinding, Ando transforms sheets of metal into delicate dream-like paintings with light-reflective graduations of texture and color.

Minimalist landscapes, cloud formations and abstract horizons, Ando not only touches on her heritage, but also explores the relationship between industrial materials and the natural world.

“My work is an exploration into the duality of metal and its ability to convey strength and permanence, yet in the same instance absorb shifting color and capture the fleetingness of light. It reminds us of the transitory nature of all things in life,” says the Japanese/Russian artist.

Miya Ando will be hosting her exhibition "Sora/Ku (Sky/Emptiness)" at Sundaram Tagore gallery in Hong Kong from September 23 until October 30 before opening the show at Sundaram Tagore Singapore starting October 29.