Based in: Fukuoka
I was born in Japan, raised in Boston, U.S.A. Now based out of Japan.
I studied visual art at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Tufts University receiving BFA and diploma in studio art.
More About Ataru Kozuru
What inspires you?
Everything around us. The man-made and the natural. Natural light and the galactic sky.
Describe your creative process.
Every time I carve an original piece of stone sculpture,depending on the type of stone I carve such as marble or granite differs tremendously. So each time I adjust and allow according to the nature of the material in form and expressions. I work in series and with each piece, I challenge myself to go beyond one step further in creative expression.
What are 3 words that best describe your work?
Symmetry, Asymmetry, juxtapositions.
Who are some artists that have influenced your work?
From Ancient builders to old masters to contemporary artists and architects.
What is the most important tool when creating your work?
Open mind to new possibilities.
What is the best piece of advice you have been given?
Visual message from cultures of the past for new perspectives.
Where do you go for inspiration?
Everything from art, archeology, and nature.
Articles Featuring Ataru Kozuru
Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
United States of America, 1992