Sumire Skye Taniai

Region: MFA Annual


City / State: Kansas City, MO

 My practice challenges the linearity of time. Taking care of a family member with Alzheimer’s, I would often wonder about the impermanence of life. At the same time, she taught me that time is not linear but fluid. Memories bring back time, and different states of mind can make things skip and stop. In my paintings, there is never a single thing happening at the moment but rather many things at the same time. Fleeting moments are portrayed by adding and subtracting paint and lines made by graphite. Mundane activities and things seen on the internet show up in my paintings, and multiple events and different perspectives are merged into one. All seemingly familiar yet strange.