Hiroshima (Japan), 1991
Shoko Taruma is a Japanese artist who lives and works in Kyoto.
In 2016 Taruma had M.A degree at the Kyoto City University of Arts.
Her artworks are made with urushi lacquer and other materials, usually porcelain (Jingdezhen and Imari).
Through abstract sculpture she wants to represents the human existence; in each piece, one life caught in time – organic stasis.
The simplicity of her ideas is found in a Japanese aesthetic of deep natural black and immaculate form.