Blessings by Eriko Tanigawa:

Eriko Tanigawa always enjoy the journey of creativity within her. Her digital camera is a tool which clips each moment and reflects her journey. Her motif is “Nature”. It could be flowers in the fields or moments which wave batters the rocks in the sea.

She is known for the pieces clipping the beauty, vigorous and pure essence or energy nature has.
“Energy wriggles in a silence.
A ray of light appears from the darkness.”
These scenes compels in various ways to the attendees. She said, “Through my art works, I want people to feel that we are always living together with the nature and we are in that nature.”

She was born and raised in Chiba prefecture, full of nature surrounded by sea and mountains. She is a daughter of Kimono shop and her mother was familiar with Japanese tea ceremony so she could spend time in an environment which allows experience to the Japanese traditional cultures in her daily life.

Ever since she was little, she had strong impulse to express something. After her long quest, this “Something” became through Photographs and Paintings. Since 2013, she has periodically participated in workshops for creators held by painter Sidd Murray-Clark. Devoting into painting, her quest of herself is going even deeper and its effect could be seen through her recent photographs. Her recent pieces show beginning of transition to abstract photographs. And now she is embarking to combine her photographs and painting, and taking essence of traditional culture (such as Kimono & Japanese art of tea ceremony) into her art works. She said, “With continuous transformation of my inner side, what I want express and the tool will continue to change. That is my art and joy.”

JCAT Showcase 34 Participating Artists: