Born in 1980, lives and works in Bandung, Indonesia.
Kei Imazu creates an ambiguous imaginary world that hovers between past and present by painting, without the use of digital printing, a juxtaposed assemblage of ancient or baroque artistic fragments and images gleaned on the Internet. Some of these composed landscapes seem to be melting, others to be collapsing, or breaking up the source images. Her painting offers a kind of esoteric reading of the world and the human condition in all its complexity: a cryptic language without a stable truth.
Her work has been exhibited at the Museum Haus Kasuya (Kanagawa) and in various group shows, including the Aichi Triennale (Nagoya), Mori Art Museum (Tokyo) in 2019, the Minneapolis Museum of Art in 2017, and the ArtScience Museum (Singapore) in 2015.
Photo: courtesy Kei Imazu