Rei Matsushima (*1978 in Tokyo, Japan)
Untitled 4, lithography, 76 x 53 cm, 2016
Artworks are products of larger processes. Earlier stages of their production process sometimes become invisible as the artist’s work progresses.
A friend of mine recently visited me at the studio. Afterwards he sent me a message saying: “I’m also interested in those Process Art-like approaches as you are…” Then I googled “Process Art” because I forgot the details.“Process Art is a movement that arose in the 1960s and 70s and
“Process Art is a movement that arose in the 1960s and 70s and emphasizes the ‘process’ of making art; the underlying concepts of change and transience, rather than any predetermined composition or the actual final work that comes out of it.”Consequently I felt that Process Art is a bit different from
Consequently I felt that Process Art is a bit different from what I am doing, because both process and the final form of the artwork are important to me. I am not sure how my friend feels about my work, but he got me thinking about what Process Art means to me.