AIKO TEZUKA BIOGRAPHY
Many post-modern painters have found ways to deconstruct the canvas: Aiko Tezuka, who studied painting, applies what she learned to textiles – from antique fabrics to fashion brands to her own designs. She fastidiously extracts threads from the fabrics, sometimes re-weaving them to both de-create and re-create the material’s structures and narratives. The appeal, Tezuka has explained, is to investigate ‘what makes up the surface’, ‘what things could I see behind the surface’ and ‘how could I embody these things behind the surface into my work’. Time, she says, could be one of those things, and the unravelling allows her to ‘figuratively reverse time while making the invisible time visible’.