Kinoshita's work unfolds through time, as a dynamic process in which the personal relationship between the spectator and the work take shape.
Suchan Kinoshita (1960, Tokyo) studied music in Cologne and emerged as a visual artist after completing her studies at the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht. Kinoshita’s art incorporates elements from her background in experimental music and theatre, and she establishes a direct connection between work and audience. Her work unfolds through time, as a dynamic process in which the personal relationship between the spectator and the work take shape. The here and now of the presentation is key.
Kinoshita's Japanese-German background and her experience in multiple artistic disciplines are clearly visible in her work, in which she looks for boundaries, transgresses them, and ignores them. The experience of time and space is a common theme in her work. The different conceptions of time and space in the two cultures in which she is rooted, as well as the different ways in which time and space are employed and depicted in the disciplines of theatre, music and visual art, are of importance in her art. She combines the process-based approach of theatre and music with the generally more static nature of visual art.