For Mariko Teradoko, painting is her life’s work, an activity that will continue in the past, present, and future. She has been familiar with painting since her childhood, and has made her way to where she is today without ever straying from that path. Born in Mie Prefecture, he majored in Western-style painting at Nagoya Zokei Junior College. He was born in Mie Prefecture and studied Western-style painting at Nagoya Zokei Junior College.
Teradoko’s sophisticated abstract paintings are highly acclaimed not only in Japan but also in the international art world. He is a member of the Jiyu Bijutsu Kyokai (Free Art Association), and has had solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, galleries in Tokyo, and the Kepco Art Center in Seoul. He has also participated in many group exhibitions, presented his work in the U.S., and participated in art fairs in Asia.
As she describes the theme of her work as “the color of memory,” her paintings remind viewers of the heartwarming moments in their lives. She skillfully uses beautiful layers of color to express the colors of nature such as water, mountains, sky, and plants, as well as the colors of the city. While these are her personal memories, they also lure and fascinate the viewer into a beautiful deja vu-like “memory landscape.