Hatched Gallery is pleased to present Hitomi Kammai, in her solo exhibition Melted Moon.
Melted Moon is an exhibition show casing her abstract paintings influenced by Pollock’s drip-style paintings. Created through a chemical reaction between glue, acrylic, and polystyrene, the textual rich surfaces created by this process are reminiscent of the craters observed on the Moon. This becomes a poetical exploration of the natural environment affected by the erosion of time against the effects of the artificial.
Whilst living in London Hitomi had to witness from a distance the Fukushima Nuclear disaster (2011) with her parents living in close-proximity, dealing with unknown and unpredictable unfolding effects with reverence. The impact of Nuclear power and the relationship the Japanese have with it, underlines the conceptual force behind her work.
The conceptual idea driving her work is seen throughout her paintings. Her colours and surface express the man made environment. The artist purposely chooses her colours for example; flesh being yellow, exposed flesh being pink, black representing the unseen pollution itself. The surfaces express the natural and artificial environment, polluted by man with his desire for industrial progress with both creative and destructive results. To the artist the beauty of perfection is found in humanity’s imperfection. The infallibility in people is exactly what it means to be human. Hitomi cares, loves, and accepts mistakes. As a race one should not illicit demands to get it right the first time. This idea of creation following destruction following re-creation draws parallel to Hitomi’s process in discovering her artistic intent.
Hitomi Kammai is a prize winning international artist that’s been exhibiting in London since 2010. Melted Moon is the artist’s first solo since being selected from over 500 artist to participate in the Other Art Fair by a prestigious panel.