NATSUKO UCHINO (JP, 1983) & MATTHEW LUTZ-KINOY (US, 1984)
Residency period: September 2021 – January 2022
Natsuko Uchino and Matthew Lutz-Kinoy were guests lecturer for the MA in Fine Arts at ECAL throughout the fall semester 2021.
During this time, Natsuko Uchino worked on adobes, which are volumes made of compressed earth, straw, sand and plant elements. Adobe is an ancestral technique of natural construction that Natsuko repurposed to make sculptural paintings. Her work was then displayed in a solo show during Art Brussels 2022 at Sorry We’re Closed gallery.
As for Matthew Lutz-Kinnoy, he worked on large-scale paintings and conducted intensive iconographic research, notably into Francisco Goya’s oeuvre and works such as The Straw Manikin and Lunatic Behind Bars.
Natsuko Uchino is an interdisciplinary artist living in south of France. Born in Japan in 1983, she graduated from the Cooper Union, New York in 2007 and from the CCA Kitakyushu research program, Japan in 2012. Uchino’s practice, defined by experiences in agriculture and crafts, relates art to ecology, food, and conviviality through the use of ceramics. Her work takes the form of installations, films, and performances combining the multiple materialities of sculpture, functional objects, and living matter.
Matthew Lutz-Kinoy lives and works in Paris. At the core of Lutz-Kinoy’s practice lies an interest in performance. Influenced by stories of queer and collaborative practice as well as his background in theatre and choreography, his interdisciplinary work explores the interplay of narratives that are created and constructed between individuals and social spaces. His many collaborative ventures have led him to develop a broad range of techniques and references, just as his fascination for the carnal painting style of the 18th century, which he uses across his practice.
1-5: La Becque Open Studios Fall 2021
6-9: ECAL, 2021
10-12: Sorry We're Closed, 2022