The Muse Gallery
Thursday, January 10, 2019
Sunday, January 27, 2019
269 Portobello Road, W11 1LR
The Muse Gallery

Residency 2019 – winter group show

Daisy Cowley – Yuichiro Kikuma – Yambe Tam


Opening Night 10.01.2019, 6.30-9.00pm


Yambe Tam

Yambe Tam’s creative practice examines the evolution of consciousness and its triggers, process, and effects on the human psyche. This process is something both sacred and profane, bridging science and religion, spiritual and bodily experience. Consequently, her research spans the fields of cognitive science, psychology, theoretical physics, theology, and Buddhist philosophy. Her work is also informed by her personal experience with contemplative practices to observe and reshape her subconscious. The paintings, sculptures, and installations she creates combine ancient materials with contemporary processes, for example lost wax bronze casting, oil painting, gilding, weaving, laser cutting, and CNC machining. Many of her pieces act as conduits that, when experienced altogether, recreate the experience of transcendence itself.


Daisy Cowley

Daisy Cowley is a London based artist. Her work presents evasions of closure, denials of decay and highly authored repeated moments that highlight a tension between constructed ideas of the natural and forms reproduced by technology. The lens through which the work is created is distorted (and perhaps clarified) by the experience of disability.


Yuichiro Kikuma

Yuichiro Kikuma is an artist who has been practising since 2010 primarily working in painting in various forms.

His interests have been centred on the flexible quality to paintingas a medium that can blur the two opposing elements in a painted image such as illusion/materiality and representation/abstraction.

In this series shown in this exhibition, he explores this by employing a semi-automatic method where most of painted marks are not made with paint brush but using a fixed hairdryer in various deliberate settings.