Artist Mark Kadota
Mark Kadota (1951, USA) A video, performing, sculptor and painter, artist Mark Kadota splits his time between his homes in Hawaii and the Netherlands. “Living in two very different places allows a unique observation of each place with a new and fresh view.It also lets me get a different perspective of each place," he says. Kadota's art covers visual recording and performing arts in the broadest spectrum. He has been on exhibit in galleries throughout the world and his collections are to be seen in several museums in Europe and Hawaii.His video artworks have been shown at the Beijing and London Olympic exhibition halls and have beenacquired by Stedelijk museum in 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherands. Appointed the honorary city artist for Honolulu USA he is presently finishing a commission for the renovation of the Honolulu city hall
In his Dutch landscape series Kadota updates the concept of documenting landscapes void of any human content in an effort to find spaces of refuge in an age of overpopulation. His main motivation is to create artwork of universal languages, searching for common truths that unite rather than separate.His artwork, at its best, mirrors society and our interior selves, raises questions, and presents communication and reflection.He makes his messages human, poetic, inclusive, humorous, accessible and comprehensible to everyone. As a conceptual artist Kadota uses both traditional and non-traditional media to explore idea which he expands upon usingvideo, painting, photography, installations, performance, movement, music, poetry, kinetic stage sets, sculpture, ceramics and film.Like many artists he tends to work in series.Kadota cites “I explore the concept through the series of work till I exhaust the idea.Usually I move to the next concept and at times return to former concepts with newfound ideas."