Setsuko Maho is a self-taught Japanese artist and printmaker based in London since 2013. In that time she’s been exploring the range of possibilities, techniques and methods available in screen-printing to produce artwork that fascinates. Sudden intuition and fleeting emotions from everyday life inspires her work; these artworks are a diary of her memories. She expresses her feelings of a particular moment by collage; using colours and shapes to create an abstract monotype screen print of her original patterns: to incorporate both her paintings and fabric works. She has developed a commanding use of techniques; of splashed patterns; blur and gradations of colours; with bleeding of inks to create her own style in screen-printing. This is why she is currently focused on hand printed effects – that expresses both, her process and exploration of techniques as an artist.
Setsuko is intrigued by the unpredictable and illimitable possibilities of form, motion and pattern of twirl from the paint as it is squeezed from a paint tube. The random nature of this action informs and the instinct to aesthetically control this, informs the patternmaking that comes from her work.