To Tatsumi, painting is an expression of the invisible inner mind which is not apparent in the external world.
Her work endeavors to manifest thoughts and feelings by painting humanoid forms in either monochrome or
color, utilizing only simple lines.
It provides a medium for her to express the pain and heaviness that arises when, for example, there are
feelings of anger, resentment or anxiety, or on the other hand, to express wonderful inner feelings evoking
images such as a vast green meadow, when hearing a beautiful singing voice that resounds in a hall.
What you see in Tatsumi’s work is a continuous juxtaposition of images and emotions. The unnecessary is
unconsciously taken out, leaving only the siginificant elements which leads into a deeper understanding of
the mysterious human mind.
Natsuko Tatsumi was born in 1983 in Tokyo, Japan. She studied at Musashino Art University BFA and graduated
in 2007. Recent solo and group exhibitions include “AGE OF JAPAN-Act 1,” Galerie Metanoia, Paris France (2012);
and “AND BUBBLE GUM,” Ouchi Gallery, Brooklyn NY (2011).
Tatsumi lives and works in Tokyo, Japan.