Chika Kishimoto Lindsay
Chika Kishimoto Lindsay was born in Hyogo, Japan. She moved to Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand with her family in 2008. Chika creates in sculpture, object and drawing. Her primary engagement is in the movements of a form that occur in the vastness of nature whether it is tangible or intangible.
Chika is influenced by the refined, pure and simple-lined organic forms and materials of Isamu Noguchi, Constantin Brâncuși, and Barbara Hepworth, as well as her feelings for traditional arts of Japan.
Her intention is to reduce peripheral matters to the core and still keep the concept intact. Chika is interested in accessing a sense of the contemporary sublime and she approaches this from the aspects of Japanese traditional aesthetic.
She also mentions that her upbringing enables her to enjoy investigating traditional materials from a contemporary point of view with a sense of Japanese aesthetics. Her concern for our surroundings guides her to use sustainable materials. Her concern for our surroundings guides her to use sustainable materials where possible.