Utako Shindo, Ph.D. is a Tokyo artist whose studio and research pursuits are the untranslatability of art and nuanced shadow-light as poetic medium. Her year-long project based in New Mexico traces Martins’ artistic path — scholarly and experientially. She is seeking a deeper understanding of how Martin’s abstractions embody ineffable life and express universal emotions. In turn, Shindo’s own art now reflects her understanding of Martin’s path. Shindo is a Japanese government creative fellow and a resident at Linda Swanson’s Forde Visser Archive Southwest, Santa Fe.
New Mexico Museum of Art, St. Francis Auditorium
Image Credit: a study - work on paper in studio (detail), Utako Shindo, 2019