Nanaé Suzuki’s catalogue »Paare und ihre Schatten / Couples and their Shadows« includes a series of picturesque works which she started in 2010, and was inspired by various media, particularly film and photography. Examples are the famous shot of the twins by Diana Arbus (Identical Twins, Roselle, New Jersey, 1967) or scenes of the screen adaption Sturmhöhe, a novel by Emily Brontë.
In reference to Suzuki’s painted interpretations, she’s illustrating different states of consciousness, gestures, and postures simultaneously, duplicating the encountered likeness, but they are also meant to irritate the audience. She addresses a persons various character in different moments. Through multiplication, the uniqueness of a person, the individual, and the idea of a persons singularity becomes obsolete. These paintings unfold the identity and differences, as well as the eerie aspects of the Doppelgänger.
After moving to Europe in the late 70s, Japanese artist Nanaé Suzuki worked on the crossroad of live performance and media. Those experiences led to geospatial works and objects, which dealt with the subject of place and time. Her new works range from paintings to photography in an experimentell manner. Ms. Suzuki constantly strives to enhance her mode of expression. Further information can be found at Nanaé Suzuki.
Authorship: Dr. Dorothée Bauerle-Willert, Dr. Hanne Loreck