Visit England & Co on Stand 27 at the London Art Fair 2019, Islington; 16–20 January.
‘A no man’s land exists in between cultures. Marginal people who live in the no man’s land need constantly to renegotiate their space between conflicting systems. That is difficult, but I feel a threshold to a utopia is hidden here. The rules that seemed unshakable in the centre of a culture lose power on this frontier, and that makes the impossibles within a cultural framework possible, albeit at a risk of losing oneself in an unbearable sense of dislocation. In my work, I dissolve familiar space in order to reconstruct the world, contemplating an ambiguous open-ended potential in the act of shifting boundaries.’ – Satomi Matoba