Mark Kadota

 

I do art work because I am into planting questions.  Finding answers is a messy job and I don't mind getting my hands dirty.


My main motivation to create artwork is to find universal languages, searching for common truths that unite rather than separate.  I feel that artwork, at its best, mirror society and our interior selves, raise questions, and presents communication and reflection.  I try to make my messages human, poetic, inclusive, humorous, accessible and comprehensible to everyone.


I am mainly a conceptual artist who uses both traditional and non-traditional media to explore ideas.  The various media I work in are video, painting, photography, installations, performance, movement, music, poetry, kinetic stage sets, sculpture, ceramics and film.  I tend to work in series.  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.


My artwork is in constant change.  I feel to live a fully creative life we must constantly critically examine our work.  We must attempt to discern where we have become stagnant and where we might explore new beginnings.  There can be no new growth if we do not stay open and risk vulnerability.  The predictability in any art form can be debilitating.

 

Self-portrait

Oil on canvas