Naomi Takaki was born and raised in Japan, where she completed her studies in printmaking. Throughout this time, she developed a deep curiosity to understand and experience contemporary art and culture in Europe. Five years ago, this curiosity drew her from Japan to Berlin.
Through her exposure to these contrasting cultures, she grew a deeper self awareness, a discovery of her fundamental expression and of her basic self unfiltered by her native culture. Naomi's work is guided by her desire to bring to light these once ignored individual qualities.
“I discovered that I was infatuated with the practice and exploration of reconstructing new or different aesthetic forms of imperfection. I believe aesthetics are defined by the response they give to one's imperfections.
The exhibition layout considers two elements:
Working with the existing furniture in the room to exhibit art works to display the work in a way that is in harmony with the space. For example, placing a painting that would be a focal point when sitting on a chair in the corner of the room.
The second element is about engaging the audience and drawing them in to the space, to give them the possibility to enjoy the purpose of the room- to relax to retreat, to contemplate the work on display. To achieve this, I would like to create wallpaper and textiles that are blown up versions of my work. The intention is create a microenvironment giving the audience the chance to be engulfed in art works and perceive them in a different light.