Junco Sato Pollack

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Artist Statement

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In my work since 2000, I combine digital imaging and hand painting on papers; images are then heat-transfer printed onto polyester and metallic fabrics on an industrial thermo rotary printer. This industrial process is known as "dye sublimation" which has an advantage of simultaneously multiple-color print, and heat-compress metallic polyester organza fabrics, Junco Sato Pollackforming permanent images of textures, and colors. Heat activated vapor dye process with automated roller heat press gives the work's serendipitous marks and articulation of chance composition that are not unlike glazed colors of pottery or glass achieved through firing in a kiln or in a furnace. This is a completely environmentally sustainable process reducing use of water contamination associated with textile printing, and energy consumption due to short duration of the print time, as well as the recycled use of papers and polyester fabrics.

My work's serendipitous articulation on the void, sky, clouds, and color field takes its inspiration from Buddhists chants and silent meditation on nature of cosmos. Light reflective surface and folds throw calligraphic marks and shadows in the space, evoking the kinetic energy like flight of birds in the air-born chants or mantra defines the space. My work provides improved acoustic, absorbing and softening sounds in the glass and metal rich, hard surface environment of modern buildings. The work does not require any specific care, other than filtered air-conditioned environment within the building. Silver and aluminum metallic fabric actually deodorizes the air quality by photosynthesis by natural light. Polyester is a very durable fabric, hydrophobic, that is not affected by humidity in the air, and colors are extremely light fast due to its thermoplastic molecular structural bond of the dye sublimation process. This means that the dyes actually bond at molecule level with the fiber itself, yielding a very permanent color.

By fusing Eastern and Western aesthetics and sensibilities, modernist minimal design, and use of industrial stainless steel hardware, my work provides a clean, uncluttered, urban, progressive.

 
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Office: 11 Polo Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30309 | Studio: 67 Whetrock Ln, Lakemont, GA 30525
Email: junco@juncosatopollack.com