Kuniko is a Japanese paper artist based in London.
Her practice is rooted in material processes, with a strong influence in design aesthetics informed by her subject specialism, sustainability. She focuses on the idea of life cycles in Japanese culture and religion with further influences from western models of explorations of materiality, consumerism and labouring.
She mainly works with paper, partly because of its many common uses, easy availability, recyclability and its therefore unappreciated nature. Paper also has adaptability and elasticity when set within a variety of configurations. By exploring the possibility of materials and their unique properties, she allows the materials to speak and embrace naturally formed abstraction.