Tomoyo Tsurumi is a textile artist who delves into the realm of invisible and subtle interactions within space and material, bridging the gap between presence and absence. Through her work, she experiments with various materials, pushing the boundaries of techniques, with a particular focus on weaving and its structural possibilities.
Her artistic practice involves capturing imperceptible layers and floating elements in the atmosphere, reflecting fragments of possibilities across different sites through the medium of textile. By translating the hidden dialogues of the atmosphere using textiles, she reinterprets space to create a contemplative experience that contrasts with our media-saturated world. Captivated by the in-between spatial context, she seamlessly incorporates textiles to manipulate the atmosphere, resulting in a fluid and sensorial engagement with subtle phenomena.
Tomoyo's exploration involves questioning perceptions and challenging the hidden possibilities of emptiness. She expresses the concept of in-betweenness through materials, visualizing transitions and interactions that occur within spaces. By using materials to introduce contemplative experiences, she poetically weaves together the collective voices of space, material, and people. Through her textile works, she creates opportunities for audiences to engage with hidden possibilities, believing that the materiality of textiles raises body awareness and connects individuals to their surrounding environment.
Tomoyo Tsurumi's artistic achievements include being a recipient of the Nomura Foundation Art and Culture Scholarship Grant in 2023, the Textile Society Grant in 2023, and the Pola Art Foundation Grants for Oversea Study in 2022.