Patti Endo | Kenya

Deriving from both her African and Japanese parentage, Patti Endo’s curiosity is drawn to the mysteries of the human body.

As a conscious act, whether working with a model, from imagination or self-portraiture, Endo documents her inner and outer self, spontaneously seeking and charting her path in the world, memorializing both the painful and triumphant facets of her existence.Endo’s drawings are mostly made on small sheets of paper. They are intimate, shameless, exploratory and sensual, allowing the viewer to look inside themselves, to reconsider their stereotypes, of those around them, to remind us of the brevity of youth, beauty and life itself, to challenge modes of perceptions of reality, and to question where in fact our very identity lies and how it is constructed.

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