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Profile for Sumire Kudo

Sumire Kudo’s paintings explore people’s subconscious dynamics that shape society.

Our ethics, logic, and aesthetics are highly dependent on the environment to which we belong. In one community such as a country, family, ethnicity, or generation, people may hold beliefs that feel like “common sense” to the people who belong, but those same beliefs often seem odd to people from another community. Our beliefs and feelings are so embedded in our lives that people are not even aware of their oddness. Through her paintings, she aims to reveal that people's destinies are controlled by socially imposed values. She wants those who suffer from fates, not of their own choosing to have the power to overcome their innate environments independently. Sumire hopes they can believe in themselves, even if their beliefs and value systems differ from those held within their inner circle.

Member since August 2023